Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase processed approximately $500,000 in cryptocurrencies from Carlos Ghosn’s son to one of the two American who had helped the former chairman of Nissan to escape from Japan, Bloomberg has learned, citing US prosecutors.
Anthony Ghosn paid to Peter Taylor via Coinbase once Carlos managed to escape in a box smuggled aboard a private plane in December, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors add Taylor with his father, Michael Taylor, a former Green Beret, received at least $1.36 million from the Ghosn family.
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In May, US authorities arrested both of the Taylors at the request of the Japanese government, which is seeking to extradite them.
Last week a hacker or group of hackers managed to hack into the accounts of numerous celebrities and companies and posted messages about a fake giveaway of 5,000 BTCs via an unknown website. However, the attackers actually asked users to send their funds to a BTC address.
Coinbase claims it managed to prevent more than 1,000 of its clients from sending about 30.4 BTCs to the bad actors.
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