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Bronx Biker Gang Members Charged in $2 Million Ether Kidnapping

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. Last year in November, 35 year old Louis Meza kidnapped his friend with the help of three gang members to steal the victim’s crypto holdings. In December 2017, Meza was charged with kidnapping and robbing the victim by Manhattan prosecutors. At that time, video footage of the incident was used ...

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Three Bronx Bikers Arrested for Involvement in Cryptocurrency-Related Kidnapping

Crime and cryptocurrency almost seem to hand-in-hand these days. Not a month goes by without some criminal activity involving Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. One Bronx biker gang has three men arrested for their involvement in a $2 million cryptocurrency kidnapping and robbery incident. The Bronx Biker Gang-Cryptocurrency Angle While one wouldn’t necessarily expect biker gangs and cryptocurrency to come ...

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Indian Authorities Bring Charges Against Eight Police for Kidnapping, Demanding Ransom in Bitcoin

Following an incident on February 11th, eight rogue police officers and a lawyer in India’s western state of Gujarat have gone missing after allegedly kidnapping a local businessman and forcing him to transfer 200 Bitcoin — worth about $1.8 million at the time— to an as of yet unidentified account. The criminal investigation department (CID) of the Gujarat police has filed a ...

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Hightech Kidnapping Botched By Old Fashioned Stupidity

When Louis Meza met his victim at a Ruby Tuesdays in Times Square he thought his cryptocurrency ship had come in. Now he’s being sent up the river for the very real crime of kidnapping for Ethereum. Cryptoloot Too Tempting For Idiot Criminal The Ethereum spawned crime was first reported in December but the New York’s District Attorney’s office has ...

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Kidnapping of Bitcoin Exchange Executive Showed Import… | News

The recent abduction of UK-based Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange Exmo Operator Pavel Lerner has demonstrated the importance of financial privacy for cryptocurrency users. Earlier this week, BBC initially reported that Lerner kidnapped outside of his office in Kiev, Ukraine, on Dec. 28, by a group of individuals who dragged him at knife point to a black Mercedes and drove off ...

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