Bitcoin Exchange Operator Pleads Guilty in U.S. Case Tied to JPMorgan Hack

By Timothy Sohn Jan 9, 2017 6:35 PM EST

(CNBC) – A Florida man pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he conspired to operate an illegal bitcoin exchange, which prosecutors said was owned by an Israeli who oversaw a massive scheme to hack companies, including JPMorgan Chase. Anthony Murgio, 33, entered his plea in federal court in Manhattan to three counts, including conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, a month before he was to face trial.

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