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#deepweb | Ohio Man Caught For Laundering Bitcoin Worth $300 Million

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An Ohio resident has been arrested by the United States authorities for running a “Bitcoin mixer” service on the dark web which was helping the criminals for impersonating the Bitcoin transactions. Larry Harmon is a 36-old man who is caught for three-count indictment in Akron, Ohio. He was operating Helix which is an online website located on the dark web.

Ohio Man Caught For Laundering Bitcoin Worth $300 Million

The bitcoin blockchain is a public database which is open for everyone to purchase and invest in Bitcoin. It has been noticed that in many cases the transaction for new funds by the users are getting linked to a credit card, bank account, or Paypal account.

Helix works like a Bitcoin mixer, it is a type of service which collects funds from users and split them into minor portions and send them to a new Bitcoin address using thousands of transactions. This service helps users to hide the original funds.

“The sole purpose of Harmon’s operation was to conceal criminal transactions from law enforcement on the Darknet, and because of our growing expertise in this area, he could not make good on that promise,” Don Fort, Chief, IRS Criminal Investigation, said today in a DOJ press release.

According to the reports, Harmon was indulged in running Helix as a secondary project which was attached to his primary service called Grams. It is a search engine which collects and delivers information about numbers of drugs-related marketplaces available on the dark web.

On Grams, users can search for a drug and find the cheapest one in their area and Helix was working as a way of transaction which was helping users to hide their identity while buying the products.

According to the reports, Harmon was operating Helix since 2014 during these years he had launder more bitcoin of worth $300 million at the time of the transaction, and now it has a net value of $3.5 billion.

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#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Ohio Chief Information Officer Shares 2020 IT Strategies

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans When Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was elected as the 70th governor of Ohio in November, 2018, he appointed Ervan Rodgers II as the State’s chief information officer (CIO). Rodgers, who served as CIO at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for more than four years under […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

Ohio Orders Cyber Charter to Return $60 Million – Education Week

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ The Ohio board of education last week voted to order the state’s largest full-time online charter school to repay $60 million in state aid. View full post on Education Week: Charter …

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FBI Arrests Ohio Pastor In Alleged Child Sex Trafficking Operation

An Ohio pastor along with another man have been arrested and charged for sex crimes against children, with one of the known victims as young as 14-years-old.

CBS News reports the FBI arrested Rev. Cordell Jenkins, 46, and Anthony Haynes, 37, Thursday (April 7) after they received information connecting the men to sexual activity with minors. Their investigation lead to an operation that allegedly involved Haynes and another woman recruiting, enticing, harboring those under a 18 in sex acts. The acts go back three years, with Haynes, along with a women introducing the teen to other adults to pay for sex—one of them including Jenkins.

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Pennsylvania man who sent child porn to Ohio teen looking at 13-year sentence

A Pennsylvania man, who prosecutors said drove to Northeast Ohio to have sex with a 14-year-old Tallmadge girl and take pictures of her, faces a 13-year prison term, though a judge said he would making his final sentencing decision in a few weeks.

James Cortelyou of Allentown had sex with the girl at a hotel in Kent in 2015, authorities said. He took pictures of her wearing a diaper and infant-style clothing, they said. Another image showed the girl with marks on her back, which were the result of Cortelyou flogging her.

The 37-year-old tried to argue to U.S. District Judge Dan Polster that “everyone’s guilty of making mistakes but they shouldn’t be defined by them.

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Tax identity theft starting to pick up in central Ohio

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Tax identity theft starting to pick up in central Ohio

Police throughout central Ohio say complaints of identity theft start to pick up the closer we get to Tax Day and even more so after that typical April 15th deadline. “They’ll get a call from the IRS saying, ‘well, we …

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Ohio May Seek Repayment From More Online Charters – Education Week

On top of the more than $60 million they may seek to recover from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, Ohio education department officials also could demand about $23 million more from other online schools for inflated attendance.

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Ohio Cyber Charter Found To Inflate Attendance – Education Week

Just 41 percent of the 15,000 students at Ohio’s largest online charter school do enough work to be considered full-time students, a state education department audit finds.

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Ohio Gets Federal Funds For Charters–With Strings – Education Week

The U.S. Department of Education is releasing a $71 million grant to Ohio to help high-performing charter schools, but with strings attached.

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Court: Ohio school district must provide contact information – Education Week

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