The Russian exchange BTC-E that has been on the news lately over accusations of money laundering officially releases a statement on the issue.
(READ BELOW) as published on bitcointalk and translated to English from Russia,
” On july 25th 11:00 the FBI came to our data center where our server equipment was located and seized all equipment. The servers contained databases and purses of our service. Almost for 6 days we could not get from our hosting provider the sane information, what happened to our servers because of this information we publish only now.
The domain was confiscated the date part of the service facility was arrested by the FBI. The next update will include information on what options are available to restore the service and also the procedure for obtaining funds in the event that the service is not started in the current situation before the end of August then from September 1 we will start the process of refund. In the next 1-2 weeks, we will evaluate and publish information about how much money fell into the hands of the FBI and what amount of funds is available for return.
For all those who buried us, I will remind you that the service has always worked on trust and we are ready to answer for it, the funds will be returned to everyone. On the Arrest of the Russian Vinnik alexander, we officially declare thatAlexanderr was never the head or employee of our service. yours sincerely BTC-E “
This was what that was published by the BTC-e administration, which means that there is still 60% hope for users to get back their funds should the service no longer be Restored.
In case you missed it, as we reported the news yesterday, BTC-e users are now signing a petition to the department of justice for the release of their funds, you can read it here.