Dark-web vendors plead guilty to cryptocurrency money laundering scheme

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October 1 2019

Two San Diego men admitted in federal court Monday to conspiring to launder dark-web proceeds through an unlicensed money-transmitting business that exchanged cryptocurrency for cash.

As part of their guilty pleas, Connor Brooke, 25, and Aidan Curry, 23, agreed to forfeit tens of thousands of dollars worth of cash, cryptocurrency and sophisticated high-end hardware, including computers, phones, hard drives and storage devices that they used to carry out their scheme.