Sonic creator Yuji Naka faces two years in prison for latest insider trading arrest

Yuji Naka, Sonic the Hedgehog co-creator, has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison and has been ordered to pay the equivalent of over $1.2 million in fines. 

The former Square Enix executive pled guilty to insider trading back in March. At a trial held in Tokyo District Court, it is believed that Yuji Naka showed “no remorse” for his actions (via Abema Times). The defense has called for Naka’s prison sentence to be suspended and for the fine to be reduced, claiming that the defendant: “accidentally saw information that was extremely unrelated to [his] work”. The final Judgment is expected to be given on July 7.