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Alexey Pertsev from Tornado Cash was sentenced to 5 years and 4 months in prison

On May 14, a court in the Netherlands found the developer of the cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash, Alexey Pertsev, guilty of money laundering. This is reported by CoinDesk.

According to the indictment announced before the court, Pertsev is charged with conducting at least 36 illegal transactions worth $1.2 billion through a cryptomixer between July 9, 2019 and August 10, 2022.

The court sentenced the developer to 64 months in prison.

Earlier, the lawyer pointed out the “egregious statements” of the US Department of Justice in the Tornado Cash case.

In August 2022 OFAC blacklisted Tornado Cash for its involvement in laundering criminal funds amounting to more than $7 billion.

In the same month, developer Alexey Pertsev was arrested. In April 2023, his measure of restraint was changed to house arrest.

The co-founders of Tornado Cash, Roman Storm and Roman Semenov, were also charged with money laundering and violation of sanctions in the United States. The first was released on bail; he refused to admit his guilt. The second remained free, but was subject to sanctions.

Source: Cryptocurrency

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