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'Somewhat less culpable' BitMEX co-founder sentenced to US probation

A US judge today sentenced BitMEX co-founder Samuel Reed to 18 months of probation, saying he had a lesser role than two other co-founders in the offenses at the cryptocurrency derivative exchange.

Reed had pleaded guilty to willfully causing BitMEX to not establish anti-money laundering and know-your-customer compliance programs. A computer programmer by

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Samuel Rubenfeld


Samuel Rubenfeld is a reporter covering cases of bribery and corruption and some international trade issues. Prior to joining MLex, he was editor of the Kharon Brief, a news and data analysis platform focused on global security issues, including sanctions and export controls. Earlier in his career, Rubenfeld spent about a decade at The Wall Street Journal, including nearly nine years as a reporter covering corporate risk and compliance concerns such as bribery, money laundering, sanctions, terrorist financing and whistleblowers.

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