co-creator of Sonic the Hedgehog and former head of Sonic Group,

Yuji Naka is caught for insider trading in Tokyo.

 The news was first reported by Japanese news site FNN.

 The English language report has been certified by the Asahi Shimbun paper.

Naka is claimed to have bought stock in Engineer Pointing in mid-2020

In light of the internal data that it will promote a mythological

serpent journey portable game, Mythical Serpent Mission Proprietary.

At the time, the organization of distributor Square Enix with pointers on the game was not yet open,

And Naka was working at Square Enix on the destructive platformer Balan Wonderworld.

The Extraordinary Investigation Unit of the occupying Tokyo Area Public Investigators' Office said that

Naka bought 10,000 lots for one million yen ($20,000) in gold in late

 January 2020 after discovering the legendary Serpent Journey property.

ahead of the game's announcement next month.