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The US Ministry of Justice sued the founder of the Helix bitcoin mixer
The US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the founder of the Helix cryptocurrency mixer Larry Dean Harmon for non -payment of a fine of $ 60 million. This is reported by Finbold.
In February 2020, Harmon was arrested in the United States on suspicion of laundering more than $ 300 million through Darknet market Abraxas, Agora, Hansa, Hydra and Wall Street Market.
In October, the network for combating financial crimes assigned him a fine of $ 60 million, which he did not pay.
The Federal Court in the United States recognized Bitcoin with money as part of this case. The Ministry of Justice also White hacker received first called the mixing of cryptocurrencies a crime.
In August 2021, Harmon pleaded guilty to laundering more than $ 300 million through Helix from 2014 to 2017. He faces up to 20 years in prison, the date of the final sentence has not yet been determined.
Recall that in April 2021, US authorities arrested the alleged operator of the Bitcoin Fog Bitcoin Fog Mixing Service Service. He was accused of laundering almost $ 336 million.
In August 2022, law enforcement officers of the Netherlands arrested Tornado Cash developer Alexei Peresev on suspicion of involving criminal financial flows through a cryptocurrency mixer.
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