Japan’s Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a lower court’s guilty ruling for a 34-year-old man over a cryptocurrency mining program.
The top court’s First Petty Bench, presided over by Justice Atsushi Yamaguchi, rejected the ruling by the Tokyo High Court and dismissed the appeal by prosecutors against Yokohama District Court’s not-guilty ruling, meaning that the defendant, Seiya Moroi, is cleared of the charges of keeping electromagnetic records of an unjust program in violation of the Penal Code.
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