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U.S. authorities say police in Estonia have arrested two men accused in a half-billion-dollar cryptocurrency fraud.
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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. The two are in custody in Estonia pending extradition to the U.S.
VERBATIM: An indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in Seattle charged 37-year-old Estonian citizens Sergei Potapenko and Ivan Turogin with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Prosecutors say they tricked hundreds of thousands of people into buying contracts for a cryptocurrency mining service called HashFlare. The men are accused of using shell companies to launder the $575 million and to purchase real estate and luxury cars.
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