Three New Yorkers Indicted Over Sale of Xanax for Bitcoin

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Three New Yorkers Indicted Over Sale of Xanax for Bitcoin

Postby kreslik.news » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:23 am


It seems as if American authorities are competing for cryptocurrency related action as the US Attorney for the Western District of New York now boasts about its “first Bitcoin-related case.” On Friday a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Richard Petix with operating an unlicensed money transmitting business and making materially false statements, and a separate indictment charging Zhe Wang and Kevin Szura with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, money laundering, money laundering conspiracy, and conducting a monetary transaction in criminally derived property.

“This case demonstrates the ever-growing ways in which the virtual world is intersecting with, and being exploited by, real life crime and criminals,” ... (read more)

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