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US Justice Department Urges More Coordination to Combat Crypto Crime
A new report from the Justice Department responds to this year’s executive order from President Joe Biden, marking some of the first recommendations produced by the order.
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Seized Silk Road Bitcoin to Clear Ross Ulbricht's $183M Debt
A court filing reveals that bitcoin seized in 2020 will be used to repay the Silk Road founder's debt to the U.S. government.
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US Authorities Seize $34M in One of the Country's Largest Crypto Confiscations
The funds were allegedly gained by selling illicit goods, including stolen credentials.
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Former CPA Pleads Guilty to Helping BitClub Architect Launder Funds in Alleged $722M Ponzi Scheme
The 57-year-old Nevada man pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and one count of aiding in the preparation of a false tax return.
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President of Fake UN Affiliate Convicted of Fraud in Crypto Scam
A jury found Asa Saint Clair guilty of wire fraud for devising an investment scheme that swindled hundreds of thousands of dollars from more than 60 victims.
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Canadian Police Seize $28M in Bitcoin, Extradite Alleged Affiliate of Ransomware Gang
Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins is accused of carrying out dozens of ransomware attacks in 2020 – many of which were specifically targeted at the health care sector during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Judge Stops Release of Bitfinex Hack Laundering Suspects
Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan were arrested Tuesday on allegations they conspired to launder bitcoin from the 2016 hack.
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US Officials Seize $3.6B in Bitcoin From 2016 Bitfinex Hack
Nearly 120,000 BTC was stolen in the hack.
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IRS Offers Tezos Staker Refund on Rewards Tax in Break From Current Policy
The IRS currently taxes cryptocurrencies generated through staking as income,
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DOJ Indicts Cryptsy Exchange Founder for Stealing $1M in Crypto
The charges against Paul Vernon, who was CEO of the now-defunct crypto exchange, include tax evasion, wire fraud and money laundering.
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