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US Justice Department announces charges in connection with ChipMixer takedown

The United States Justice Department announced on March 15 that it was pressing charges against a resident of Hanoi, Vietnam, in connection to the operation of the ChipMixer. The announcement came shortly after it became known that a Europol action led by German law enforcement had closed down the Vietnam-based crypto mixer.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is charging Minh Quốc Nguyễn with money laundering, operating an unlicensed money-transmitting business and identity theft, it said. Those crimes carry a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison.

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