U.S. in Plea Talks With Man Allegedly Tied to JPMorgan Hack

A man accused of running a bitcoin exchange that laundered money for hackers and who has been linked to a cyber-attack on JPMorgan Chase & Co. in an FBI memo, is in plea discussions with U.S. prosecutors who last week sought a 30-day extension on his case.

Anthony Murgio’s lawyer and prosecutors “have had discussion regarding a possible disposition of the case,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Eun Young Choi told U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank Maas in a Sept. 9 request to adjourn the case until Oct. 9.

Murgio, 31, was charged in July with a second man, Yuri Lebedev, 37, accused of operating an illegal bitcoin exchange named Coin.mx. Murgio has been linked to a group in Russia and Israel being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for theft of customer data from JPMorgan, according to a Sept. 9 FBI memo.

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