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Samourai Wallet co-founders arrested on charges of money laundering

Samourai Wallet CEO Keonne Rodriguez was arrested in Pennsylvania early morning and CTO William Hill was detained in Portugal. US officials stated that they will seek Hill’s extradition.


The company’s servers and domain were also seized in Iceland, and a warrant has been served to stop downloads of the company’s app from the Google Play Store.


According to a statement by the US Department of Justice, Samourai Wallet executed over $2 billion in unlawful transactions and facilitated more than $100 million in money laundering transactions from illegal dark web markets, such as Silk Road and Hydra Market.

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