Alleged Illegal Bitcoin Exchange Operator Out on $100K Bail

Following his arrest last month, alleged illegal bitcoin exchange operator Anthony Murgio is out on bail with a $100K bond. Murgio has been charged for operating in New York without having the proper regulatory licenses.

The terms of Murgio’s bail also state that he is not to communicate with anyone else involved in His partner in the bitcoin exchange, Yuri Lebedev, was also arrested last month and was released on a $25K bond.

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Apart from not obtaining the necessary regulatory approval for his bitcoin exchange, Murgio is also under investigation for his alleged involvement in the JPMorgan Chase hacking incident which left several thousands of client accounts vulnerable. However, the FBI has declined to provide further details on how Murgio might be connected to this attack.

Murgio and Lebedev are currently charged with ne count of conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business and one count of operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. Murgio also has charges of one count of money laundering and one count of wilful failure to file a suspicious activity report. If he is convicted, he could be

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