May 20, 2024

US crypto guru who helped North Korea evade sanctions requests reduced sentence

Virgil Griffith hopes new guidelines will shave as much as one year off his 5-year prison sentence

An American cryptocurrency researcher currently serving time in prison for helping North Korea evade sanctions has requested to be resentenced following the amendment of guidelines, which could see him released a year early.

Virgil Griffith, who formerly headed the Ethereum Foundation, made the plea via his attorneys on Wednesday in a letter to Judge P. Kevin Castel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. 

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