Bitcoin Law Critic Mario Gomez Arrested in El Salvador Without Warrant

Bitcoin Law Critic Mario Gomez Arrested in El Salvador Without Warrant


A vocal critic of the upcoming bitcoin law in El Salvador, Mario Gomez, was briefly detained Wednesday. According to reports, he was arrested without a warrant.

Critic of El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law Arrested

An IT specialist and founder of Hackerspace San Salvador, Mario Gómez, was briefly detained Wednesday morning. His attorney said there was never an arrest warrant for him. Gomez has been a vocal critic of the upcoming bitcoin law in El Salvador.

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The National Civil Police of El Salvador (PNC) said they detained Gómez “while investigating financial fraud relating to an email phishing scam,” El Faro publication described. A press officer at the Attorney General’s Office told the publication:

They tell me it’s a move by the National Civil Police. Our office has no information at this time.

Gómez’s mother, who was with him when the arrest happened, explained that the police stopped their car, told her son to get out and go with them. She also

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