The Justice Department on Tuesday announced the largest financial repossession ever — more than $3.5 billion — and the arrests of a New York couple accused of conspiring to launder billions of dollars of cryptocurrency stolen from the 2016-2017 campaign. hack of a virtual currency exchange.
Federal law enforcement officials said they recovered about $3.6 billion worth of cryptocurrency linked to the hack of Bitfinex, a virtual currency exchange whose systems were breached nearly six years ago.
Ilya “Dutch” Lichtenstein, a citizen of Russia and the United States, and his wife, Heather Morgan, were arrested Tuesday morning in Manhattan, accused of relying on various sophisticated techniques to launder the stolen money and conceal the transactions. (Inputs from the Agency)
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