Sonic creator Yuji Naka sentenced to 30 months in prison

Yuji Naka

Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after being charged with insider trading.

Last year, Naka was arrested (twice!) on allegations of insider trading focusing on his investment in mobile game developers who received contracts with Square Enix. At the time, Naka was employed by Square Enix, allegedly giving him privileged information regarding these deals.

Earlier this year, he admitted guilt to the charges and was finally given his sentence of two and a half years. Yuji Naka allegedly earned hundreds of millions of yen based on his investments in both Aiming and Ateam who worked on Dragon Quest Tact and Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier respectively.

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A basement-dwelling ogre, Brandon's a fan of indie games and slice of life anime. Has too many games and not enough time.

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