U.S. Woman Charged Over Attempted Dark Web Murder-for-Hire Paid With Bitcoin

U.S. Woman Charged Over Attempted Dark Web Murder-for-Hire Paid With Bitcoin

The woman allegedly presented a sum of over $5,000 in bitcoin to a dark web admin as proof she could afford the hit.


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