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Funcom confirms economic crime unit office raid

Craig Chapple
Funcom confirms economic crime unit office raid

Funcom has confirmed the Norwegian economic crime unit visited its offices on Wednesday and is investigating the firm on suspicions of infringing the Secruties Trading Act.

The company was temporarily taken off the Oslo Stock Exchange on Wednesday morning.

"Yesterday, the company received a visit from Økokrim who is conducting an investigation on the suspicion of infringement of the provisions of the Securities Trading Act with regards to financial information given to the market surrounding the launch of The Secret World," Funcom director of communications Erling Ellingsen told Develop.

"Funcom is of course fully cooperating with Økokrim and the company is providing them with all necessary information to make sure the situation can be clarified and resolved as soon as possible. Production on all Funcom games continues as normal, and the company remains fully committed to games in development as well as the continued operation and updating of existing live games."

Head over to Develop for the full statement.

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