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Norwegian millionaire arrested for murdering his wife; She had previously kidnapped her and asked for $ 10 million for her ransom in Monero

April 29, 2020

When Norwegian millionaire Tom Hagen reported that his wife was kidnapped in October 2018and commented on that included a ransom note demanding $ 10 million in the Monero cryptocurrency.

Now after that Hagen was arrested by local authorities on April 28 as a suspect of the murder of Anne-Elisabeth Hagen. It seems that asking for the money could have been just a way to cover up the crime.

The case has swept across the nation, and Reuters reported on April 29 that police officer Aase Kjustad Eriksson said at a press conference After an 18-month investigation, the police now have “reason to believe that Tom Hagen is guilty of the murder or the conspiracy to murder”..

Norwegian millionaire arrested for murdering his wife; She had previously kidnapped her and asked for $ 10 million for her ransom in MoneroNorwegian millionaire arrested for murdering his wife; She had previously kidnapped her and asked for $ 10 million for her ransom in Monero

He has not yet been charged with crime. However Police inspector Tommy Broeske said: “There was no kidnapping, no real negotiating counterpart or real negotiations. There is evidence of willingness to distract the investigation.“”

Hagen’s lawyer said he denied any involvement.

$ 10 million in Monero as a ransom

As one of the richest people in Norway, Hagen has a net worth of around USD 161 million. How much exactly you have invested in Bitcoin (BTC) or other digital assets is unknown.. His wife Anne-Elisabeth was reported missing on October 31, 2018 at her home near Oslo.

Despite the turnaround that case has taken, there have been others paying ransom for a cryptocurrency hijack. In January, they took Singapore’s Mark Cheng hostage in Thailand and tortured him for $ 740,000 in BTC. Before his escape, he transferred USD 46,000.

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