i mean look on the one hand everyone deserves a second chance, good for them in a sense, on the other, what tech company employed this person "in the role of growth marketing and business development specialist" https://t.co/umYffB2Ojd
— flglmn (@flglmn) January 18, 2023
Last I remember, the general internet consensus was that ‘master criminals’ Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan’ were nothing more than crypto-mules holding the vaporware bag for the actual, professional GRU thieves. But this is America, land of second acts. Who knows, maybe the feds are using Morgan as an online ‘honeypot‘ to seduce other would-be cryptocriminals?
(From NYMag, cuz I know some of you would quite sensibly refuse to click on a NYPost link):
Last February, crypto skeptics rejoiced over the arrest of a married couple, Heather Morgan and Ilya “Dutch” Lichtenstein, who were charged by federal prosecutors with attempting to launder billions of dollars of stolen bitcoin. Their haul was grand, having somehow come into 119,754 bitcoin from the 2016 hack of Bitfinex, the largest-ever crypto heist. But most of the attention gravitated toward Morgan, better known as Razzlekhan — a rapper of questionable talent with a prolific social-media output who put out cringey songs about being a hacker nerd.
Since then, Morgan has been under 24-hour house arrest in her apartment on Wall Street and Lichtenstein has been in jail in Washington, D.C., as investigators continue to push the trial date back in order to consider a pretrial resolution — a timeline that suggests the pair could be cooperating. Meanwhile, Morgan has been looking for work, tweeting in September that she was seeking “remote” jobs for business-to-business tech companies. And according to a court filing Tuesday first reported by Bloomberg News, she has found one: A judge approved a request on January 17 to allow Morgan to work from her new employer’s office Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
There is no information in the filing as to who is employing Morgan. Her attorney, Eugene Gorokhov, stated in a court filing that her employer’s identity was secret because his client “has been subject to disparaging comments and harassment on social media as a result of the intense media coverage of this case.” Gorokhov did state that Morgan was offered a job “in the role of growth marketing and business development specialist.” Based on the hours, it’s probably a tech company…
I’m pretty sure this is satire, but I wouldn’t care to bet the rent money against its veracity…
I was almost Elon Musk's Twitter voice: https://t.co/M1SPqWs4EV
— Defector (@DefectorMedia) January 14, 2023
To complete the trilogy of high-dollar crypto-grifters, Sam Bankman-Fried:
Ok everyone, let’s remember he’s innocent until proven guilty https://t.co/pIkNd4pRJT
— Ed Zitron (@edzitron) January 19, 2023