Bitcoin exchange operator pleads guilty in U.S. case tied to JPMorgan hack

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Posted: Jan 09, 2017 11:25 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida man pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he conspired to operate an illegal bitcoin exchange, one prosecutors say was owned by an Israeli who oversaw a computer hacking scheme that led to an attack on JPMorgan Chase & Co<JPM.N>.

Anthony Murgio, 33, entered his plea in federal court in Manhattan to three counts, including conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, a month before he was set to face trial.

(Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York)