‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ co-creator Yuji Naka arrested on suspicion of insider trading
Naka, who was arrested on Friday and is being detained, is best known for creating the beloved characters Sonic the Hedgehog and Knuckles in the late ’90s.
In a statement released Monday, Sega confirmed that Naka has been arrested for insider trading.
Sega announced today that Yuji Naka, the creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, was arrested for insider trading in Tokyo. Sega said they will not release an official statement regarding the circumstances of his arrest other than to say he has been taken into police custody.
Here’s the statement in full:
The news below is only the first details of Naka’s arrest. The police have informed Sonic Team and its affiliates about the arrest and we will do everything to keep you informed and updated.
We wish to thank everyone for their support during this difficult period.
Thank you very much.
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