Mark Karpeles, former CEO of Monte. Gox cryptocurrency exchange, a sentence of two years and six months was given, suspended for four years after being found guilty of tampering with documents by the Tokyo District Court. Karpeles was found not guilty of two charges, embezzlement and violation of company law
. Prosecutors have asked for a 10-year sentence, but according to the Wall Street Journal, if Karpeles "continues to behave well over the next four years, he won" I have to serve time in prison. "
Karpeles was not tried for the The actual disappearance of the $ 450 million in bitcoins from the exchange, which led to the bankruptcy of Mount Gox at the beginning of 201