Bitcoin Forum
November 21, 2018, 06:45:58 AM *
News: Latest Bitcoin Core release: 0.17.0 [Torrent].
   Home   Help Search Login Register More  
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: [2017-02-15]Jury Selection Delayed in Bitcoin Exchange Trial  (Read 125 times)
Sr. Member
Offline Offline

Activity: 255
Merit: 250

View Profile
February 15, 2017, 05:14:44 AM

A federal trial tied to the now-defunct Florida bitcoin exchange has been delayed.

Yesterday, the court was set to begin jury selection for the trial of Yuri Lebedev – one of the co-operators of alongside Anthony Murgio, who plead guilty to three charges early last month – and Trevon Gross, a pastor who was accused of helping and its backers to take control of a New Jersey credit union in exchange for bribes. Gross was originally charged last March.

Now, according to reports, Judge Alison Nathan has delayed jury selection by a day after the prosecution introduced a new witness, who was said to have information related to Gross’s activities.

Judge Nathan ultimately opted not to allow the witness, punting jury selection to 14th February.

Lebedev, along with Murgio, was initially arrested in mid-2015, accused of running an unlicensed money transmission business in Florida. While related court filings don’t explicitly draw the connection, prosecutors have tied’s actions to a broader cybercriminal scheme involving a series of high-profile hacks in the last several years.

The most notable of these was a breach of Wall Street giant JPMorgan Chase, resulting in a data compromise for tens of millions of customer accounts. Prosecutors have also alleged that that functioned as a money conduit for the cybercrime scheme, using the New Jersey credit union – since shuttered by regulators – as a means to discreetly move funds.

It’s not immediately clear when the trial itself will begin. Murgio is expected to face sentencing in June.
Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!