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Couple Who Allegedly Laundered Bitcoin (BTC) From Massive Bitfinex Hack In 2016 Seems To Reach Pleasing Agreement


The notorious crypto couple accused of attempting to launder billions of dollars worth of Bitcoin (BTC) from the massive 2016 Bitfinex hack appear to have reached a plea deal.

Court records indicate that Ilya Lichtenstein and his wife Heather Morgan reached a plea deal with prosecutors this week, though details of the deal are not yet public at the time of writing.

According to an entry in the federal court docket, the duo’s case is closed, suggesting they have already settled with prosecutors.

The husband and wife have a plea hearing scheduled for Aug. 3, according to CNBC.

The pair allegedly attempted to launder Bitcoin that was stolen from Bitfinex after a hacker breached the exchange’s systems and then sent the stolen crypto to a wallet under Lichtenstein’s control.

After allegedly seizing the stolen Bitcoin, the feds say Lichtenstein and Morgan used a series of complex strategies to try to obfuscate their digital paper trail, including sending the crypto to dark web markets, using fake identities, and using US-based business accounts to legitimize their banking.

In February 2022, the US Department of Justice seized 119,754 BTC worth a staggering $3.6 billion at the time from Lichtenstein and Morgan.

Morgan is a former Forbes columnist and CEO of a writing firm. She is also a YouTube rapper known as “Razzlekhan” and is also nicknamed “the Versace Bedouin” and “the Wall Street crocodile”.

A TV limited series about the couple titled “Razzlekhan: The Infamous Crocodile of Wall Street” is reportedly in development on Hulu.

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