Crypto Capital boss arrested over money laundering

Polish police have the president of cryptocurrency exchange Crypto on charges of money laundering.

According to reports from the Polish news outlets W Polityce and RMF24, Ivan Manuel Molina Lee was arrested in Greece in March 2019 and extradited to Warsaw on Thursday.

Molina Lee was wanted in Poland for allegedly laundering up to 1.5 billion zloty about US $390m or £303m – that came from “illegal sources.” Specifically, prosecutors believe he’s a member of a Colombian cartel who laundered drug money through Crypto Capital.

They also believe that the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has similarly laundered illegal proceeds through a Polish bank. Prosecutors say that Crypto Capital held accounts in Bank Spółdzielczy in the town of Skierniewice.

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