Pastor Charged With Taking Bribes from Defunct Bitcoin Exchange

Bribery

A New Jersey priest and former credit kinship executive has been indicted for allegedly holding bribes from the now-defunct bitcoin sell Coin.mx.

As formerly reported by CoinDesk, Coin.mx operators Anthony Murgio and Yuri Lebedev were arrested final summer and charged with using an bootleg income services business.

Prior to a closure, Coin.mx functioned by approach of a supposed “Collector’s Club”, in that business were deliberate members of a private organization. Prosecutors lay that this structure was used to problematic a inlet of a exchange.

Pastor Trevón Gross, named in a superseding complaint unblocked yesterday, is indicted of holding bribes value some-more than $150,000 in sell for permitting a takeover of New Jersey-based Hope Federal Credit Union. Coin.mx staff, including Lebedev, were allegedly placed on a house of a credit kinship after a bribes were made.

The complaint alleges:

“Trevon Gross, a defendant, who was a Chairman of a Board of Hope FCU, authorised Murgio, Lebedev, and their co-conspirators to take control of t Hope FCU and assisted their efforts in sell for bribes that Gross destined Murgio to compensate to bank accounts underneath Gross’s control.”

Gross has been charged with one count of corruptly usurpation payments as an officer of a



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