Cryptocurrency News Today: Former pro ice hockey player detained for $700,000 Bitcoin fraud
Igor Musatov, former professional ice hockey player from Russia, has been detained in Moscow for swindling 45 million Rubles ($700,000) from the CEO of an IT company, Crime Russia reports.
The alleged crime was first reported last year by the IT professional, but after months of trying to rectify things directly with Musatov, he turned to the police.
A month later, Musatov offered the IT professional the opportunity to buy 103 Bitcoin for 45 million Rubles ($700,000), to which he obliged.
At the time, 45 million Rubles for 103 Bitcoin represented a substantial discount over average market prices, so it’s not surprising the businessman went for the deal.
According to the report, the businessman went to Musatov’s offices to complete the transaction. However, rather than meeting the former hockey player he was met by one of his assistants.
The businessman handed over the money to the assistant, who then took off and was never to be seen again, allegedly fleeing the b