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LATEST: High profile ‘Crypto Couple’ behind $4.5BN bitcoin money laundering scheme admit their guilt in New York courtroom

A file photo of Heather Morgan, an New York-based aspiring rapper who goes by the stage name Razzlekhan. Heather Morgan was arrested in Manhattan on Tuesday Feb 8, 2022 alongside her husband, tech entrepreneur Ilya Lichtenstein, who today admitted conspiring to launder $4.5 billion in cryptocurrency.

A husband and wife cyber-crime team have admitted trying to launder $4.5bn (£3.5bn) of Bitcoin that he had stolen in a hack in 2016. Heather Morgan and Ilya Lichtenstein – dubbed the ‘Crypto Couple’ – were arrested last year in New York after police traced their riches back to the crypto heist. The tokens were…

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