94,000 Bitcoin Seized By Feds, Couple Arrested in 2016 Bitfinex Hack….
94,000 BTC…$3.6 billion….that’s how much this couple was said to be hodling when they were arrested in New York with funds from the 2016 Bitfinex hack….
DOJ seizes $3.6 billion from 2016 Bitfinex hack, arrests New York couple
“The US Department of Justice announced today that it seized more than 94,000 Bitcoin assets stolen from the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange in 2016 and arrested a New York couple on charges connected to attempts to launder the funds.
The couple, Ilya Lichtenstein, 34, and his wife, Heather Morgan, 31, both from New York City, are scheduled to be arraigned in a New York court later today to face official charges.
DOJ Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco, who announced the arrests today in a press release, said the 94,000 Bitcoin seized from the two suspects, valued at roughly $3.6 billion, represent the “department’s largest financial seizure ever.”