The claim is related the operation of a piracy website in 2013 that violated the Copyright Act. Proceeds of that venture were then converted to bitcoin. One of the two suspects voluntarily transferred the bitcoin to the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), the statement said.
An investigation is ongoing into subsequent commercial money laundering, although no official charges have been lodged against the men.
"A final decision has not yet been made about the utilization of the bitcoins," the police statement added.
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