Monero’s former maintainer arrested in the US for allegations unrelated to cryptocurrency

Riccardo Spagni, the former maintainer of the Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency, was arrested last month in Nashville, Tennessee on fraud charges tied to alleged offenses in South Africa between 2009 and 2011.  Spagni was on board a private jet scheduled to fly to Los Cabos, Mexico when he was apprehended in Nashville during a scheduled refueling […]

Bitcoin Ponzi Scammer Arrested by Jakarta Police for Sexual Assault

Russ Albert Medlin — co-founder of alleged crypto Ponzi scheme BitClub — was arrested in South Jakarta under accusation of sexual assault on minors. Local news outlet Jakarta Globe reported on June 16 that local law enforcement arrested Medlin on Monday. Jakarta Police chief Yusri Yunus explained that law enforcement received “tip-offs from the public […]

Australian Woman Arrested in ‘Cash for Bitcoin’ Money Laundering Sting

An Australian woman was arrested by police at a Sydney shopping centre on May 1, after allegedly selling Bitcoin (BTC) for 60,000 Australian dollars ($38,800) in cash.  According to a report from Daily Mail Australia, the woman is accused of having run a money laundering syndicate in the country since 2017. Caught red-handed During the […]

Millionaire Arrested for Wife’s Murder in $10M Monero Ransom Kidnap Case

When Norwegian millionaire Tom Hagen reported that his wife had been kidnapped in October 2018, included was a ransom note demanding $10 million worth of the cryptocurrency Monero. Now, after Hagen’s arrest by local authorities on April 28 on suspicion for the murder of Anne-Elisabeth Hagen, it seems as if the ransom demand could have […]