- Police in the Brazilian state of Parana have arrested several people for their alleged involvement in a bitcoin scam.
- A self-proclaimed ‘bitcoin king’ was among those arrested over the scheme after a three-year investigation.
- The alleged scam harmed thousands of customers of a crypto brokerage firm, police said.
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A self-proclaimed “bitcoin king” in Brazil is among those arrested by police in a case accusing the group of running a $300 million embezzlement scheme.
The arrests follow a three-year investigation in the southern Brazilian state of Parana that was conducted by 90 federal officers. Police outlined the case in a Monday press conference, including the arrest of Claudio Oliveira, the so-called “Bitcoin King” who was the alleged ringleader in the…