US government seized $5 million from Bitcoin behemoth Mt. Gox

Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles and chief marketing officer Gonzague Gay-Bouchery at their Tokyo office.

Things keep looking worse for Mt. Gox, by far the largest company in the nearly four-year-old economy that has sprung up around the virtual currency Bitcoin. Back in May, federal agents seized $ 2.1 million from the company’s account with payments processor Dwolla. According to court documents uncovered by the Bitcoin-focused blog The Genesis Block, that wasn’t all. The government took an additional $ 2.9 million at the same time from Mt. Gox’s Wells Fargo account, including $ 50,000 from CEO Mark Karpeles’s personal account. That brings the known total of frozen funds to more than $ 5 million.

The government seized the money after a judge…

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