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China's Shutdown Of Bitcoin Miners Isn't Just About Electricity
The most critical aspect to address for China, however, is criminal activity. Unfortunately, it is not known what percentage of cryptocurrency activity is associated with fraud or other crimes as parties remain unknown by name. It seems likely, from my perspective, that Bitcoin would be used most efficiently for larger-scale crimes in which quick conversion to a fiat currency is not essential. This is because cash can simply be used for petty or pedestrian crimes. For larger-scale crimes paid in Bitcoin, rapid money laundering remains a challenge, since converting Bitcoin to cash requires the registration of an identity and makes it easier to find criminals. No matter the type of criminal activity, however, it must be controlled.
china  bitcoin  crime 
yesterday by Chirael
RICO Charges and the Mueller Investigation - Sidebars
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has produced guilty pleas from two individuals and the indictment of two more. It remains to be seen what additional charges, if any, will follow. Some have floated the idea that Mueller might consider charging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961-1968. Although originally aimed at organized crime, RICO can be a powerful tool in complex white collar cases as well.
So could Mueller be mulling RICO charges? RICO could potentially apply – depending on what Mueller finds, of course. But in the end I think he’s unlikely to play the RICO card.
crime  DOJ  gov2.0  legal  mueller  politics  russia  special_counsel  trump 
yesterday by rgl7194
Trump's wealth comes from money laundering, and it's gotten worse since he entered the White House
In 2000, Donald Trump was broke. His casino projects were bankrupt, his credit was shot, his business pretty much out of business. He could still pretend to be Donald Trump, big time real estate guy, but the truth was there was nothing left of him but a name.
And then, just like that, Trump was back in the game, selling New York real estate at ridiculous prices and planting his gold-plated letters wherever he went. Trump likes to pretend that this was the tale of a brilliant comeback and realizing the value of his own name. In truth his licensing deals never amounted to more than peanuts and his involvements outside real estate cost far more than they made. The influx of money came from a simple change in tactics—Trump made it clear that he was willing to look the other way when money came in from shady, overseas deals. 
The laws regulating US real estate deals are scant, experts say. Provisions against terrorism financing in the Patriot Act, passed in the aftermath of the September 11 2001 attacks, obliged mortgage lenders to conduct “know your customer” research. But money launderers pay in cash. 
trump  money  taxes  politics  crime  gov2.0 
yesterday by rgl7194
Who Is Felix Sater, and Why Is Donald Trump So Afraid of Him? | The Nation
This mob-linked operator and ex-con could be the key to the Russiagate investigation.
politics  crime 
yesterday by jellis
RT : What does the future holds for in the areas of and ? Help us research it by commenting on…
Justice  crime  opendata  from twitter
yesterday by sdp

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