New York couple plead guilty to bitcoin laundering

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New York (AFP) – A married couple from New York dubbed “Bitcoin Bonnie and Crypto Clyde” pleaded guilty on Thursday to laundering billions of dollars in stolen bitcoin, prosecutors announced. Ilya Lichtenstein, 35, and Heather Morgan, 33, were arrested in February last year after the US government seized 95,000 bitcoin then valued at $3.6 billion. Prosecutors said the pair stole the bitcoin in 2016 using “advanced hacking tools.” Authorities recovered the funds from wallets controlled by the duo.  Since their arrests, the government has seized another approximately $475 million tied to the hac…

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