USA v. HARMON
August 18, 2021
An Ohio man pled guilty in D.C. federal court Wednesday to a money laundering conspiracy charge for his role in operating a now-shuttered cryptocurrency laundering service called Helix.
January 07, 2021
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.
October 19, 2020
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network on Monday levied a $60 million civil money penalty against the head of two bitcoin businesses for violations of Bank Secrecy Act regulations, stating that he facilitated illicit activity including drug transactions and child pornography by operating in the "darkest spaces of the internet."
July 24, 2020
A Washington, D.C., district court struck down an Ohio man's attempts to escape charges tied to the alleged darknet cryptocurrency laundering operation he ran, ruling that the more than 350,000 bitcoins he transferred are "money" and subject to federal money transmission laws.
February 13, 2020
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced the arrest of an Ohio resident for allegedly operating Helix, a service that provided customers with cryptocurrency laundering services, laundering more than 350,000 bitcoins worth about $311 million at the time they were transacted.