British judge orders confiscation of $1 million in cryptocurrencies from jailed hacker

LONDON (Reuters) - A London judge ordered on Friday the confiscation of bitcoin and other digital currencies worth nearly $1 million from a prolific computer hacker, in the first case of its kind for Britain’s biggest police force.

At Southwark Crown Court, judge Joanna Korner ruled that the state could confiscate 922,978.14 pounds ($1.13 million) worth of cryptocurrencies from Grant West, 27.

West, from Kent in southeast England, was sentenced in May last year to...
source: Reuters

2019-08-23 16:05
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