Feds Seek To Push Back Bitfinex Hack Case For Plea Talks

By Theresa Schliep (May 31, 2022, 7:01 PM EDT) — Federal prosecutors told a D.C. federal court that they need more time to sort through financial records and to pursue a plea deal with a couple accused of laundering bitcoins stolen from cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex worth billions of dollars. 

The federal government asked the court Monday to move a hearing scheduled in the criminal case against Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan from June 3 to Aug. 2, saying they need more time for discovery and for “discussions regarding possible resolutions of the case short of trial.” So far, discovery has yielded 1.1 gigabytes of data including financial documents and other records,…

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