Feds Bust Couple in $4.5 Billion Bitfinex Crypto Heist

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By Rob Lenihan A New York allegedly used ‘a labyrinth of cryptocurrency transactions’ to launder crypto stolen in the Bitfinex hack. A New York couple was arrested Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to launder about $4.5 billion in cryptocurrency stolen during the 2016 hack of the virtual currency exchange Bitfinex, federal officials said. Ilya Lichtenstein, 34, and his wife, Heather Morgan, 31, were arrested in Manhattan, the U.S. Justice Department said. The hack of Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange is considered one of the biggest crypto heists in history. Law enforcement has seized ove…

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