New York couple accused of laundering $4.5 billion in crypto still in plea talks

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A New York couple accused of laundering $4.5 billion in cryptocurrency tied to the 2016 hack of digital currency exchange Bitfinex are still negotiating a possible plea deal while reviewing more than 1.1 gigabytes of evidence in the case, prosecutors said. Ilya “Dutch” Lichtenstein, 34, and his wife, Heather Morgan, 32, the self-proclaimed “Crocodile of Wall Street,” were due to appear in a federal court in Washington this coming Friday. But in a court filing on Monday, U.S. Memorial Day, federal prosecutors asked to postpone the hearing until Aug. 2, c…

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