Magistrate judge Zia Faruqui, and Jessi Brooks, assistant U.S. attorney in the national security section at the United States Attorney’s Office, have prosecuted several cryptocurrency-related cases, many of them amongst the most well-known. In this episode, they talk about:
- how they came to be involved in the prosecution of so many cases involving cryptocurrency
- the nature of civil forfeiture cases
- the Al-Qassam Brigades case, which led to the largest ever seizure of a terrorist organization’s cryptocurrency accounts, and the terrorist organization’s use of dynamic addresses in an attempt to elude detection by authorities.
- how Al Qaeda used Telegram to pursue cryptocurrency donations
- the case involving ISIS and counterfeit PPE for COVID
- the process of seizing funds from unhosted wallets
- the North Korean affiliated Lazarus Group, and how they were able to amass $2580 million worth of cryptocurrency
- the methods hackers will use to cash out stolen crypto funds to fiat
- how different government agencies in the U.S., as well as in other countries, are coordinated when tackling these cases
- the Welcome to Video case and how they went about prosecuting a person in a foreign country
- how they’ve seen the use of cryptocurrencies by criminals evolve over time
- and whether or not they think decentralized exchanges will make it easier for criminals and hackers to cash out
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