Liberty Reserve Defendants Deny Money Laundering Charges

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT) -- Two men linked to Liberty Reserve, a digital currency operator accused of laundering more than $6 million for a clientele of criminals, pled not guilty Thursday to money laundering and other charges.

Vladimir Kats, Liberty Reserve’s co-founder, and Mark Marmilev, who worked on the site’s technological infrastructure, entered their pleas before U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote at a hearing in Manhattan federal court.

“Not guilty,” the men said in turn, both clothed in blue jail garb.

Thursday marked the defendants' first appearance in a courtroom...
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