Despite facing $4.5 billion in money laundering charges, accused Bitfinex thief Heather Morgan will soon begin working as a marketing and business development manager for the tech company out of its New York office.
A US magistrate recently amended the rapper’s house arrest conditions, allowing him to work from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the New York office of an undisclosed tech company.
Bitfinex’s lawyer did not reveal the name of the company
Lawyers for the accused confirmed that the name of the company would not be published for fear of retaliation and harassment.
Eugene Gorokhov, Morgan’s defense attorney, said, “This information is not mentioned in this public filing due to the fact that Ms. Morgan has been subject to derogatory comments and harassment on social media as a result of the intense media coverage of this case.” ”
Heather Morgan initially posted her job search for a Remote Marketing, Sales or Business Development position in September 2022.
The US Department of Justice arrested Morgan and her husband, Ilya Liechtenstein, in February 2022 on charges of stealing $4.5 billion worth of bitcoins from Hong Kong exchange Bitfinex in 2016.
The couple allegedly passed 94,000 of the 119,754 stolen bitcoins through multiple blockchains before sending them to a crypto wallet in Liechtenstein. He also allegedly used the privacy-focused crypto Monero to thwart law enforcement’s forensic efforts.
The two face up to two decades in prison if convicted of conspiracy to commit money laundering and defrauding the US government.
Fallen Crypto Heroes Rise From The Ashes
Accused Bitfinex thief Morgan is not the only controversial crypto figure to rise from the ashes.
Su Zhu and Kyle Davis, founders of Three Arrows Capital, recently published a pitch deck for a new crypto endeavor, GTX raising $25 million. A former Singapore hedge fund has filed for bankruptcy after heavily borrowing to make leveraged bets on rising cryptocurrency prices.
According to a presentation first seen by The Block, GTX will be a crypto claims marketplace for creditors of bankrupt crypto firms.
Already, some FTX clients have already settled for cents on the dollar on existing marketplaces. FTX was a Bahamian crypto exchange that filed for bankruptcy on November 11, 2022. Its founder Sam Bankman-Fried faces eight criminal charges in the US
Another notable figure continues to work on a new blockchain ecosystem despite being an internationally wanted figure.
TerraUSD creator Do Kwon continues coding and promoting the new Terra 2.0 blockchain ecosystem in an undisclosed location after investors lost $40 billion following the collapse of his original TerraUSD stablecoin in May 2022.
While Singaporean authorities have accused Kwon of capital market law violations, the coder has committed almost no wrongdoing. Instead, Kwon says his only failure was not communicating the risks more concisely.
The Stanford alum has denied allegations of misappropriation of funds and fraud.
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