Former Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith arrested for logging into his Coinbase account: Report
According to reports from investigative reporter Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press, former Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith violated the terms of his bail and was placed in custody. detention. According to reports, the office of the procThe United States has revoked Griffith's bail because he allegedly attempted to gain access to the Coinbase crypto exchange.
Report says Virgil Griffith violated terms of his bail
At the end of November 2019, the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) arrested former Ethereum Foundation member Virgil Griffith for allegedly " helping North Korea evade sanctions " .
After the Manhattan U.S. Attorney General broke the news, the cryptocurrency community burst out in indignation . A year and eight months later Griffith was released on bail, but Matthew Russell reportsLee of Inner City Press notes that he was recently taken into custody. Griffith allegedly violated the terms of his bail and the SDNY judge presiding over his case had him arrested.
"Virgil Griffith was surrounded by two US Marshals and took off his seat belt before he went. be taken to the holding cell, ”Russell Lee wrote Tuesday. “His lawyer, Mr. Klein, when [Inner City Press] asked him, said he had no comment. Virgil's dad, who Inner City Press has spoken to before, nodded. "
Looks like Griffith 's mother has logged in and logged in was a "misunderstanding
A report from mon-livret.fr written in French and shared by Russell Lee, explains what isarrived at Griffith. The former Ethereum developer reportedly attempted to access the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange through his account, but his mother reportedly logged into the account.
His bond terms stated that he was not authorized to access any of his cryptocurrency accounts. while under house arrest in Alabama. Griffith's lawyer argued that the connection was a "misunderstanding " and Griffith's lawyer allegedly claimed that he did not need his mother to connect.
The report points out that Judge Castel, of the SDNY tribunal, refused to hear the lawyer 's arguments. Castel explained that due to the increase in the price of ethereum (ETH) the bond terms were created for a reason so Griffith was not a risk of flight .
Following the judge's statements and Klein's arguments, Castel ordered that Griffith be immediately taken into custody. If he is found guilty of e Conspiracy charges for allegedly teaching North Korea 'how to use blockchain technology', Griffith faces up to 20 years in a federal penitentiary.
A petition to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hosted on the Change.org site says there is a formal request to get Griffith out of prison. The petition was created in November 2019, after Griffith's arrest, and it has only managed to acquire 319 signatures. out of 500 in the past year and a half.
"We are seeking to release Virgil Griffith from prison and all pending charges have been dropped," detail the creators of the Change.org petition.
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