New developments continue to occur in the Thodex cryptocurrency investigation. Determining that Thodex suspects transferred money to the world-famous crypto asset trading platform Binance, the prosecutor’s office demanded the seizure of 30 million 100 thousand 78 liras of crypto money from the suspects.
New developments are emerging within the scope of the investigation carried out by Yücel Ertaş, the Prosecutor of the Organized, Smuggling and Financial Crimes Investigation Bureau of the Istanbul Anatolian Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office. The Prosecutor’s Office carried out studies both to determine the location of the number 1 suspect, Faruk Fatih Özer, and to determine the damages of the victims. The prosecution later confiscated 30 million lira in Binance. The Prosecutor’s Office also sent a letter to the Ministry of Commerce, the Treasury and Capital Markets Operations Unit, the Ministry of Taxation and the Financial Crimes Investigation Board (MASAK) to prepare a report.
The Prosecutor’s Office sent this letter and requested investigations against Thodex company to clarify the investigation. With the letter, it was requested to evaluate Thodex company in terms of tax crimes and to prepare a report within the framework of the Law on the Protection of the Consumer and the relevant legislation.
Still in Albania
The Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office determined that Özer, the founder and administrator of the system, is still in Albania. Özer was asked to be extradited from Albania. The prosecution also determined that all suspects, including Faruk Fatih Özer, transferred money to Binance. Starting from this, the prosecution demanded the seizure of the suspects’ cryptocurrencies on Binance. For this, he made correspondence with the foreign stock exchange. It was revealed that the Thodex company and all the suspects had 30 million 100 thousand 78 liras in the file, which included 6 detainees, including Faruk Fatih Özer’s fugitive brother Güven Özer, and 27 suspects who were under judicial control.
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