High-stakes amateur arrested

High-stakes amateur arrested

Friday, 26 July 2013

Recreational high-stakes poker player Masa Kagawa has been arrested following a police operation in his native Japan.

A regular on the international poker circuit and big games across the world including High Stakes Poker, Kagawa was one of the first wealthy Asian businessmen to sit down with some of the game’s finest.

Away from the felt, Kagawa serves as President for Tokyo-based information technology firm Koei Planning and it’s alleged that this company was behind an Android malware scam that unlawfully collected some 37 million e-mail addresses.

After illegally obtaining the contact details of many mobile users through Android Enesoluty, the team behind the operation is suspected of having lured a number of these people to a fake dating site called Sakura.

Within a five-month period, it’s reported that Kagawa and eight other men have collected in the region of $3.9 million.

Tags: Masa Kagawa, High Stakes Poker, Japan, Koei Planning