28 Apr '17, 5pm

New York Bitcoin Trader Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Money Transmission

A New York-based bitcoin trader has plead guilty to unlawful money transmission and making false statements to federal officials. Richard Petix of Rochester, NY was originally charged with making false statements in late 2015, according to court records, after he told probation officials in October of that year that he wasn’t using any computer device, as required following of a 2009 conviction on a charge of knowingly transporting child pornography in interstate commerce. Yet Petix, the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York said this week, had been operating a bitcoin trading business, and on 3rd December 2015, sold 37 bitcoins (an amount worth roughly $13,000, according to then-current prices ) to an undercover agent. The office said in a statement: "Using his laptop computer and smartphone, the defendant transferred approximately $13,000 in the form ...

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/new-york-bitcoin-trader-guilty/

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