Virgil Griffith Remanded in Custody in the US

Virgil Griffith Remanded in Custody in the US

Prominent Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith has been remanded in custody, Inner City Press reported Wednesday.

  • The developer was previously charged with violating U.S. sanctions law in North Korea by assisting the Communist country by circumventing through the use of crypto.
  • U.S. prosecutors have been arguing Griffith should be returned to jail after violating his bail conditions earlier this month.
  • It is unclear whether Griffith is being remanded based on his violation of bail conditions or something else.
  • CoinDesk attempted to contact Griffith's lawyer but have not yet received a reply.
  • Jason Gottlieb of MorrisonCohen LLP and a lawyer not representing Griffith previously said "it is insane to remand someone to custody for this purported bail violation. The prosecutors are being incredibly heavy-handed and punitive."
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