According to a court document, Heather Morgan, who identifies as Rapper Razzlekhan on social media and in music videos, was hired by an unnamed technology business despite being subjected to 24-hour home imprisonment. Morgan & her husband Lichtenstein are at the center of a bizarre crypto fraud where they succumbed to arrests on suspicion of embezzling Bitcoin worth $4.5 billion from a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange, Bitfinex.
Razzlekhan’s New Job
In order to work three days a week from the employer’s New York office, Morgan has requested the judge to relax the restrictions of her home confinement. Her attorney, Eugene Gorokhov, stated in the document filed on Tuesday in Washington that the government has no objections to the suggested revision.
According to Gorokhov’s statement in the petition, a job offer was made to Morgan in the position of growth marketing and business development specialist. And, even though the government is aware of the identity of the employer, Morgan requested anonymity for the sake of her own safety and to safeguard the identity of the employer as well.
While speaking on the continual cyber threats received by Morgan after the fraud came to light, he was quoted to say:
That information is not noted in this public filing due to the fact that Ms. Morgan has been subject to disparaging comments and harassment on social media as a result of the intense media coverage of this case.
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119K Bitcoins Stolen
Back in 2016–even before 2017’s ICO boom period & its following number of scams–a Bitfinex hack saw 119,754 Bitcoins siphoned off in total; the heist was estimated to be around $71 million at the time before the value of cryptocurrencies surged. According to information provided by the DOJ, more than 2,000 unauthorized transactions were used to transfer the stolen Bitcoin and send it directly to a crypto wallet, that later distributed the funds between Morgan and Lichtenstein.
On February 8, 2022, Razzlekhan, the self-proclaimed “Crocodile of Wall Street,” was taken into custody in Manhattan for her alleged connection to the cryptocurrency theft. Following the development, the Department of Justice hailed it as a “major blow to cyber criminals looking to exploit crypto” and announced that it had seized Bitcoins worth $3.6 billion, making it the largest financial seizure in its history. Morgan, who has pled not guilty to the accusations if proven wrong can face up to 20 years of jail time.
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