'Vagueness' Axes Laundering Claims, Bitcoin Biz Owner Says

Law360 (January 7, 2021, 10:50 PM EST) -- The proprietor of a now-shuttered so-called bitcoin "mixing" service on Wednesday told a federal judge in Washington, D.C., that he should not have to face claims he violated federal and D.C. money transmission laws, contending that since the guidance was vague at the time his alleged money laundering operation was ongoing, the right to due process precluded prosecution on those counts.

In a Jan. 6 partial dismissal bid, defendant Larry Dean Harmon, who used to run search engine Grams and bitcoin "mixing," or tumbling, service Helix, asked U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell to dismiss as void two of the three...

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