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FILE - This Feb. 2, 2012 file photo shows former lobbyist Jack Abramoff speaking in Washington. U.S. officials say Abramoff, a once-powerful lobbyist who spent time in federal prison for fraud and corruption, has been charged in a San Francisco court in an investor fraud case involving cryptocurrency and lobbying disclosure. U.S. Attorney David Anderson said Thursday, June 25, 2020, Abramoff of Silver Spring, Maryland, has agreed to plead guilty to criminal conspiracy charges and could face up to five years in jail. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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June 25, 2020 - 9:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jack Abramoff, a once-powerful lobbyist who spent time in federal prison for fraud and corruption, has been charged in a San Francisco court in an investor fraud case involving cryptocurrency and lobbying disclosure, federal authorities announced Thursday. U.S. Attorney David...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles attends a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, in Tokyo. A Japanese high court on Thursday, June 11, 2020 upheld a lower court’s decision that the French head of Mt. Gox, a Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange that went bankrupt after a massive hacking attack, was guilty of manipulating electronic data but not embezzlement. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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June 11, 2020 - 10:28 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese high court on Thursday upheld a lower court’s decision that the French head of Mt. Gox, a Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange that went bankrupt after a massive hacking attack, was guilty of manipulating electronic data but not embezzlement. The Tokyo District Court last year...
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April 19, 2020 - 3:17 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts have recommended blacklisting 14 vessels for violating sanctions against North Korea in a report that accuses the country of increasing illegal coal exports, imports of petroleum products and continuing with cyber attacks on financial institutions and...
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March 02, 2020 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Chinese nationals were charged Monday with laundering over $100 million in cryptocurrency that had been stolen by North Korean hackers, U.S. prosecutors said. Tian Yinyin and Li Jiadong were charged in an indictment unsealed in Washington with money laundering conspiracy and...
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Clouds drift over the European Central Bank, right, in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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January 21, 2020 - 9:57 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Major central banks have joined together to explore whether they should issue digital currencies as the use of cash declines and more people turn to electronic forms of paying. The study group is made up of the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan, the Bank of Canada,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, left, arrives at Greece's supreme court in Athens. Greece's justice minister has signed an order on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, for bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik to be extradited to France - concluding an international legal battle surrounding the Russian former cryptocurrency trading platform operator. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, file)
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December 20, 2019 - 12:15 pm
Greece's justice minister has signed an order for bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik to be extradited to France — concluding an international legal battle surrounding the Russian cryptocurrency trading platform operator. Government officials said Friday that Justice Minister Konstantinos...
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December 18, 2019 - 12:35 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A British man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging that he and co-conspirators in a hacking group called The Dark Overlord stole data from health care and accounting companies in the U.S. and threatened to release the information unless the companies paid ransom. Nathan...
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December 10, 2019 - 10:05 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three men were charged with running a cryptocurrency mining operation that officials labeled a “high-tech Ponzi scheme" that bilked investors out of $722 million, federal officials announced Tuesday. Matthew Goettsche, 37, was arrested Tuesday in Colorado, while Jobadiah Weeks,...
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November 29, 2019 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a cryptocurrency expert with violating economic sanctions against North Korea by presenting at a conference there this year after the U.S. government denied his request to travel to Pyongyang. Virgil Griffith, 36, was awaiting a federal court...
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November 05, 2019 - 1:19 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The mother of a Russian man jailed in Greece pending three extradition requests for alleged bitcoin fraud has appealed for his release, ahead of another legal bid to end his detention. Vera Vinnik said Tuesday that Greek authorities have shown "no mercy" to Alexander Vinnik,...
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