$430M Illegal Transactions: Dopenugget, Zero Angel Detained

In the USA Two estimated administrators of Empire Market, Darknet Propelling, where harmful software was sold, data for digital fraud, drugs and other illegal goods. The accusations are related to management and possession of this illegal market.

According to American prosecutors, 38-year-old Thomas Payvy, known as Dopenugget from Ormond Beach, Florida, and 28-year-old Racheim Hamilton, also known as Sydney and Zero Angelfrom Suffolk, Virginia, controlled Empire Market from 2018 to 2020. During this period, they stated, contributed to the conduct of four million illegal transactions in the amount of more than $430 million.


During the investigation and subsequent arrests, federal law enforcement agencies seized cryptocurrency in the amount of $75 million, as well as cash and precious metals.

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