N.Y. couple accused of laundering hacked Bitfinex crypto reaches plea deal

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By BitcoinWiki News

Key Takeaways:

– A New York couple accused of laundering $4.5 billion of crypto related to the 2016 Bitfinex exchange hack.
– They have entered into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
– The couple, Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan, are scheduled to attend a plea hearing next month.
– Federal prosecutors allege that the couple conspired with others in the money laundering scheme.
– Heather Morgan, also known as rapper “Razzlekhan,” was previously arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to defraud the U.S.
– The case involves classified national security information that can only be accessed by people with security clearance.
– Earlier this month, Bitfinex announced the recovery of $312,000 in cash and nearly $2,000 worth of Bitcoin Cash from the 2016 hack.


New York couple, Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan, accused of laundering $4.5 billion of crypto related to the 2016 Bitfinex exchange hack, have reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. They will attend a plea hearing next month. The couple allegedly conspired with others and were charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. The case involves classified national security information. Bitfinex recently recovered $312,000 in cash and nearly $2,000 worth of Bitcoin Cash from the 2016 hack.

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