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The district court of St. Petersburg allowed the arrest of the stolen, according to the investigating authorities, the cryptographic currency Ethereum.
“The court allowed the investigator to seize the ethereum contained in 24 wallets of the accused of embezzling digital currency,” the media says, referring to the joint press center of the city’s courts.
According to the case file, in 2017 the victim bought 7,000 ethereum, which at today’s exchange rate is approximately 2 billion rubles. The villain hacked into the wallet of the owner of the funds and transferred them for himself.
The victim reported to the police, an investigation was launched under two articles of the Criminal Code.
Prior to this, the authorized person of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ira Volk, reported that the first criminal case was initiated in the state on the waste of assets of a cryptocurrency exchange.
The accused was detained at the hotel of a private airfield in the Moscow region. When for himself, he had more than 190 million rubles in cash in 2 travel suitcases.