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Alleged BTC-e operator tells US judge he plans to change not-guilty plea

By Mike Swift
  • 29 Mar 2024 20:28
  • 29 Mar 2024 20:28
A Russian man charged with running the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange that allegedly laundered billions of dollars of proceeds from cyberattacks and other criminal enterprises told a federal judge today that he's prepared to change his not-guilty plea in advance of a trial scheduled for September.
At a hearing in US

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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