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Spanish Police Arrest Head of Billion-Dollar Crypto Arbitrage Platform on Fraud Allegations

Spanish National Police have arrested the operator of cryptocurrency arbitrage firm Arbistar 2.0 in a crackdown on the platform that researchers and investors allege to be a massive bitcoin Ponzi scheme.The arrest should serve as a reminder to crypto investors of the value bitcoin’s traceable blockchain provides to investigators. While

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Authorities Arrest 20 Suspected of Ties to Russian Rapper’s Alleged Money Laundering Syndicate

European, American and Australian law enforcement said Thursday they have arrested 20 suspected members of QQAAZZ, the shadowy criminal money-laundering organization whose sloppy bitcoin tumbling tactics led to the March arrest of Russian rapper Maksim Boiko.This is a developing story. Source

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Judge Orders Arrest of Former GOP State Senator Involved with Crypto Scam

A Texas federal judge issued warrants for the arrest of an ex-Washington state senator and the leaders behind an alleged cryptocurrency scam involving the Meta 1 coin. At an April 21 hearing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Judge Robert Pitman ordered bench warrants for former Republican senator David Schmidt

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Officials Arrest US Resident for Allegedly Laundering Drug Proceeds With Crypto

The U.S. arrested an alleged money launderer Tuesday on accusations of using cryptocurrencies and cashier's checks to obfuscate the origins of funds related to drug running.First noted by George Washington University's Seamus Hughes, the complaint, unsealed Wednesday, charges Pedro Antonio Aquino-Eufracia with conspiracy for allegedly participating in a drug cartel,

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Dutch Authorities Arrest Two Men for Alleged Crypto Money Laundering

The Dutch Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) has arrested two men for allegedly laundering money with cryptocurrencies.According to a statement released by the International Revenue Service on Feb. 18, the two men were arrested on Feb. 17 in connection to two separate criminal investigations into money laundering using

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Dutch Authorities Arrest 2 in Million-Euro Crypto Money Laundering Investigations

Dutch tax enforcers with the Netherlands’ Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Services (FIOD) arrested two men Monday for allegedly laundering millions of euros in cryptocurrency, according to a joint statement by the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5).FIOD arrested the Dutch nationals in separate crypto tax evasion investigations, recovering about

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US DOJ Calls Bitcoin Mixing ‘a Crime’ in Arrest of Software Developer

Larry Harmon was arrested earlier this week for allegedly participating in a money-laundering conspiracy worth more than $300 million in cryptocurrency involving darknet marketplace AlphaBay. However, the family of the Coin Ninja CEO claims he was never involved with AlphaBay.Harmon’s case raises pressing questions about developer liability in the crypto

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Thai Police Arrest 24 Chinese Nationals for Alleged Bitcoin Scam

Thai immigration officials have arrested 24 Chinese nationals who were running an alleged cryptocurrency scam call center in the Rama III neighborhood of Bangkok.According to an official announcement on Dec. 2, the Immigration Bureau of the Royal Thai Police arrested 24 individuals, seized 61 laptops, 424 mobile phones and

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Australian Authorities Seize Cryptocurrency ATM and Arrest Man in Crypto Investigation

Australian investigative authorities have arrested a man on charges of unregistered digital transaction of cryptocurrency. The Electronic crime squad of Australia made the arrest on 12th November in Cairnlea, as the 38-year-old man was arrested and escorted from his residence in the district. The investigation also led to a seizure

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