Cryptocurrency research scientist arrested for ‘aiding North Korea’

Cryptocurrency research scientist arrested for ‘aiding North Korea’

Attorney General Geoffrey Berman said: “As alleged, Virgil Griffith provided highly technical information to North Korea, knowing that this information could be used to help North Korea launder money and evade sanctions. In allegedly doing so, Griffith jeopardized the sanctions that both Congress and the president have enacted to place maximum pressure on North Korea’s dangerous regime.”