Ballard Spahr LLP (LexBlog Russia)

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  • DOJ Again Charges Crypto “Mixer” Under the BSA and District of Columbia’s Money Transmitters Act

    In Related Case, Federal Court Holds that Bitcoin-to-Bitcoin “Tumbler” Can Represent “Money Transmission” On April 27, IRS CI and FBI Special Agents arrested Roman Sterlingov, a dual citizen of Russia and Sweden, for his alleged role as the founder and operator of Bitcoin Fog, a cryptocurrency “tumbler” or “mixer” aimed at concealing the source of...

  • U.S. Treasury and DOJ Target “Evil Corp”

    Organization Excels at Niche Branding but Stumbles in Avoiding Enforcement The first paragraph of the press release sums it up: Today the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against Evil Corp, the Russia-based cybercriminal organization responsible for the development and distribution of the Dridex malware. Evil Corp has used the...

  • Nothing to See Here: Treasury Report Naming Russian Oligarchs Rehashes Old News and Provides No New Sanctions

    Twelve minutes ahead of the deadline set by Congress back in August, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a highly anticipated report listing Russian oligarchs and senior political figures.  That sound you heard at 11:48 last night?  A host of wealthy Russians heaving sighs of relief. The “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act,” (CAATSA) which was...

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