By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

US cryptocurrency developer files motion to dismiss indictment

We reported in December 2019 that US national Virgil Griffith, a cryptocurrency developer, had been charged with violating US sanctions against N Korea by speaking at a conference on blockchain in Pyongyang. Mr Griffith has filed a motion to dismiss the indictment in a New York federal court. The case number is 1:20-cr-00015. Griffith’s case is (inter alia) that the …

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Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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