27 Jan '14, 4pm

BREAKING: Bitcoin exchange operators arrested in connection to Silk Road case

BREAKING: Bitcoin exchange operators arrested in connection to Silk Road case

Bitcoin exchange operators arrested in connection with Silk Road case Published time: January 27, 2014 16:26 Edited time: January 27, 2014 17:02 Get short URL Reuters / Pawel Kopczynski Tags Bitcoin , Court , Crime , Currencies , USA Federal charges were made public early Monday against two men accused of operating a bitcoin exchange business in connection with the ongoing investigation involving the Silk Road online marketplace. The United States Justice Department published a statement on their website on Monday morning confirming that the two men, Robert Faiella and Charlie Shrem, had been arrested within hours of each other and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, and one count of operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. The charges carry a maximum of 25 years in prison. “As alleged, Robert Faiella and Charlie Shrem schemed to se...

Full article: http://rt.com/usa/bitcoin-operator-exchange-arrested-257/

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