Monero Developer Arrested in US on Fraud Charges at Request of South African ...

Monero Developer Arrested in US on Fraud Charges at Request of South African ...

Former lead maintainer of Monero Riccardo Spagni, aka Fluffypony, has been arrested in the U.S. and is now waiting for his extradition to South Africa where he will stand trial for fraud. Spagni described the case as “an old matter, which I have continuously been trying to resolve since 2011.” Fluffypony Arrested, Waiting for Extradition to South Africa The U.S. government filed a Memorandum of Extradition Law and Request for Detention Pending Extradition Proceedings for Riccardo Paolo Spagni with a district court in Tennessee on July 21. Spagni, also known as Fluffypony, was....


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