In its job post, the department outlined that the successful applicant will serve as an expert on digital currencies and blockchain technology. The position will be in the department’s money laundering section.
Michael Yusko, of New Orleans, is accused of selling BTC and ETH to his customers via his five companies, all of which were unregistered as money transmitting business.
The DoJ issued the guidance to U.S. attorney’s offices across the country, alerting them to the rising danger cybercriminals pose and urged for coordinated response and investigation with Washington.
Kais Mohammad pleaded guilty to the charges of money laundering, operating unlicensed money transmitting business and failing to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program in 2020.
Binance is under investigation by the Inland Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), according to a report by Bloomberg.
William Green pleaded guilty to operating Destination Bitcoin, which authorities said is an unlicensed digital currency exchange, from August 2017 to February 2019 via a website and various referrals.
Arthur Hayes has reportedly surrendered himself to U.S. authorities in Hawaii, to face charges of failing to implement money laundering protections at BitMEX exchange.
Jegara Igbara, also known as Jay Mazini, is accused of inducing his victims to send him BTC but failed to pay them back, authorities said.
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged six people with operating an unregistered money transmitting business.
Roger Nils-Jones Karlsson is the founder of Eastern Metal Securities, a company that authorities said targeted no less than 3,577 investors.
Krstijan Krstic founded Start Options and Bitcoiin2Gen, or B2G, in 2017 and reportedly induced U.S. investors into the scam, authorities said.