'Bitcoin Maven' Jailed for Multi-Million Dollar Bitcoin-for-Cash Money Laundering Operation

Bitcoin has lost most of its (likely inflated) value in the last few months, but it still has plenty of value for law enforcement agencies looking for financial crimes to punish. The latest cryptocurrency criminal to get the book thrown at them is “Bitcoin Maven,” a 50-year-old woman who ran a bitcoin-for-cash…

Indictment Claims Paul Manafort Had a Lot of Trouble Converting a PDF to Cook His Books

On Thursday evening, Robert Mueller’s special investigation filed even more charges against former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates. Gates pleaded guilty on Friday and it’s easy to see why. He allegedly had to repeatedly convert incriminating PDFs to Word docs because Manafort didn’t…

Someone Spent Almost Half a Billion Dollars on a Possibly Inauthentic da Vinci Painting 

On Wednesday, auction records were shattered when an anonymous buyer spent $450.3 million to be the proud owner of a “long lost” painting “by” Leonardo da Vinci. The thing is, it may not have even been painted by Leonardo, it’s in terrible shape, it’s not especially good, and in the financial world of art, none of…