Turkey begins legal action against Ponzi scheme creator
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül said an extradition proceeding for Aydin and a red notice have been initiated.
“Our ministry and prosecutors are following the issue closely,” Gül said on Twitter.
The online game, which drew 350,000 domestic players and 150,000 abroad, was launched in 2016, inspired by the FarmVille social media game.
Approximately 80,000 victims of the simulation game were lured into placing their money into virtual animals and crops with the potential of higher rates of return. The game generated more than $120 million.
Following complaints by users, Turkish authorities arrested a number of suspects last week, including Sıla Aydın, the wife of the founder, as part of the internal dimension of the case.