• U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman may drop a Fowler bomb on Bitfinex in January (via Department of Justice).
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    Fowler plea may lead to Bitfinex’s missing $850 million

    The man alleged to have looted the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is set to plead guilty in a case that links it to drug cartel-connected payment processor Crypto Capital

    The alleged mastermind behind cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex’s missing $850 million is poised to cop a plea. What Reginald Fowler is getting—or who he is giving up—remains to be seen.

  • Oz Yosef may need a wizard's help (via YouTube).
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    Crypto Capital crony Oz Yosef indicted

    Another shadow banker has been charged in connection with the theft of $880 million from cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex.

    Federal prosecutors have indicted Oz Yosef, a principal of Crypto Capital Corp., on three counts of bank fraud and conspiracy in cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex's $880 million loss.

  • New York State Supreme Court building in Lower Manhattan showing the words "The True Administration of Justice" on its facade (via Shutterstock).
    Tether

    Judge Joel Cohen orders New York Attorney General Letitia James to prove jurisdiction over Bitfinex and Tether

    The New York State Supreme Court may throw out the charges if no New Yorkers were harmed

    A court on May 22 ordered New York State Attorney General Letitia James to prove her office has the right to sue Bitfinex and Tether for fraud and securities law violations.

  • Fake Tethers under fake bitcoins.
    Tether

    Bitfinex tells court Tether invested part of dollar reserves in Bitcoin

    The revelation came in an attempt to dismiss a fraud and securities law violation suit brought by New York State Attorney General Letitia James

    The Tether stablecoin is backed in some part by bitcoins. David Miller, an attorney for Tether’s sister firm, cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, revealed in court last week that Tether has invested “a small amount” of the reserve dollars backing the tethers (USDt) in bitcoins (BTC). He added that the company had also invested in other undescribed assets.