31-Year-Old Ohio Man Expected To Plead Guilty At ‘Plea Agreement Hearing’
Court records have revealed that a man posing in a bathtub full of cash is planning to plead guilty to stealing Bitcoins from afar. If there’s ever been a moral lesson about why you should never brag and brag, this is it.
On December 22, Gary Harmon of Ohio will appear in federal court accused of stealing bitcoins stored on his brother’s computer after the device was seized by the government. The 31-year-old is expected to plead guilty at the upcoming ‘confessional agreement hearing’.
In February 2020, Gary’s brother Larry was arrested for money laundering – accused of using the Darkweb sites to clean up around $311m (£250m) in cryptocurrency transactions death, according to Bloomberg UK.
Man Who Posed In Bathtub Full Of Money Set To Plead Guilty
According to a published post by Unilad, to make it harder for people to trace his funds back, Larry allegedly mixed various crypto tokens – a method known as “mixing”. He is the first person in the United States to be charged with such a crime.
After learning that prosecutors were unable to access his brother’s storage of more than 4,800 Bitcoins during Larry’s two bail hearings, Gary decided he would get the money back on his own. In April 2020, Larry was released on bail and prosecutors believe he stole the Bitcoins himself.
However, Larry later blamed his brother for stealing the cryptocurrency from afar – Gary had previously worked for his brother and would have struggled to earn his unemployment checks and bailouts.