A New York couple dubbed 'Bitcoin Bonnie and Crypto Clyde' arrested on charges of laundering $4.5 billion in stolen Bitcoin led an existence 'pulled from the pages of a spy novel,' prosecutors have said.
Ilya 'Dutch' Lichtenstein, 34, and his wife Heather Morgan, dark markets 2022 31, are being held in custody following their Tuesday arrest, and will appear before a court in Washington DC on Monday.
Federal law enforcement officials said they have recovered roughly $3.6 billon in cryptocurrency - the Justice Department's largest ever financial seizure - linked to the hack of Bitfinex, a virtual currency exchange based in Hong Kong, whose systems were breached nearly six years ago.
Morgan had a remarkable online presence as an influencer and self-described 'cringe' rapper named Razzlekhan, who makes music 'for the entrepreneurs and hackers, all the misfits and smart slackers'.
Prosecutors detailed on Thursday in court documents a remarkable lifestyle, darkmarket url complete with hollowed-out books, fake passports and burner phones.
Photos showed the books, and ziplock bags stuffed with cash.
Ilya Lichtenstein and his wife Heather Morgan were arrested on Tuesday and charged with money laundering
Bail for Ilya 'Dutch' Lichtenstein, 34, dark market url right, and his wife, Heather Rhiannon Morgan, 31, was set at $5million and $3million respectively after their arrest on Tuesday but they have not been released
A bag labeled 'burner phones' is shown in court documents. Prosecutors allege the couple had dozens of devices
Some of the phones found at Morgan and Lichenstein's Wall Street apartment
A lawyer for the self-proclaimed 'Crocodile of Wall Street' rapper, Heather Morgan, 31, and her husband Ilya ' Dutch ' Lichtenstein, 34, right, has urged a judge to allow them to be freed on bail
As federal investigators raided their Wall Street home last month, Morgan asked to be allowed to retrieve her cat from under the bed.
But as she was crouching down and pretending to get the pet, agents saw that she was frantically trying to lock her phone, prompting them to wrestle her to the ground, prosecutors say.
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