A Florida man with alleged ties to a massive U.S. bank hacking scheme pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Manhattan federal court to criminal charges in a separate case involving an illegal Bitcoin exchange allegedly used by crooks to convert illicit digital funds to cash.
Anthony Murgio, 31, was charged on seven counts for his connection to Coin.mx, an unlicensed currency transfer operation that allegedly allowed criminals to cash in Bitcoins paid by people to get malware removed from their computers. The charges against him range from conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering to bribing an official from a financial institution.
Murgio was previously believed to be the chief proprietor behind Coin.mx. However, in an indictment unsealed earlier this month the government claims that an Israeli associate of Murgio’s, Gery Shalon is the true owner of Coin.mx. Shalon is the alleged mastermind