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#BlueLeaks: Drug Traffickers Increasingly Laundering their Money via Crypto, DEA Says
Dope traffickers are increasingly exchanging their illicit proceeds for cryptocurrency, according to a leaked 2019 Drug Enforcement Administration intelligence bulletin. This bulletin stems from the BlueLeaks data dump and highlights a DEA Los Angeles Field Division investigation of a Southern California robbery crew that uses discounted bitcoin exchanges to entice victims. At first, Shadow Banker was intrigued by this overlay of gritty street-level violence over the fabled Blockchain of tech-buzzword…
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Key Witness in BTC-e Case Leaks Cyprus Court Docs that Reveal the Intelligent Design of the Illicit Offshore Economy

Following the extradition of alleged Russian crypto-launderer Alexander Vinnik to France on January 23, a key witness in the BTC-e probe has provided Shadow Banker with never-before-seen court documents in a civil case he won, and which reveal millions in illicit funds flowing from Vinnik’s exchange to various offshore entities under opaque ownership.

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BTC-e Suspect Alexander Vinnik Extradited to France, but how Hard did Trump’s DoJ Really Try?

After 2.5 years of endless legal wrangling, relentless narratives of dubious origin pushed by Kremlin-linked media agents, and insinuations of revived Cold War intrigues, Greece has finally rendered a decision on the extradition of accused Russian crypto-launderer Alexander Vinnik.