Veteran Cyber Prosecutor To Lead DOJ's New Crypto Team

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By Elise Hansen (February 17, 2022, 4:15 PM EST) — A longtime U.S. Department of Justice attorney and seasoned cybercrime and digital-asset prosecutor will head up the department’s new National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team, the DOJ said Thursday.

Eun Young Choi has been a federal prosecutor for nearly a decade and most recently served as the DOJ’s senior counsel to the deputy attorney general, the announcement said. Over the course of her career, Choi has worked on prosecutions against the founder of darknet site Silk Road, the operators of bitcoin website Coin.mx and a prosecution linked to the Panama Papers.

“Eun Young [Choi] is an accomplished leader on cyber and cryptocurrency issues,…

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