operator pleads not guilty to money laundering

Crime | November 20, 2015 By:

The former operator of bitcoin exchange, Anthony Murgio, has pleaded not guilty to money laundering, operating the bitcoin exchange, wire fraud and conspiracy.

Murgio was charged with one count of money laundering and one count of willfull failure to submit a suspicious activity report. He was arrested alongside Yuri Lebedev in July and accused of using as a money channel for a series of online criminal enterprises.

Both Murgio and Lebedev were charged with one count of conspiracy to create an unlicensed money transmitting business and one count of running an unlicensed money transmitting business.

Murgio, who is free on bond, is expected to appear in court for trial on October 31, 2016.