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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Bringing a Civil Claim Against a Cryptocurrency Thief

Bank FraudLitigation By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/06/28 at 02:49pm

Experienced Fraud Attorney in Alexandria, VA Since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009, and more specifically, since the rise of the speculative cryptocurrency market in 2015, cryptocurrency investments have become increasingly popular among the tech-savvy public, casual investors, and market speculators.  Though the jury is still out on whether cryptocurrency is a strong long-term investment, one underreported concern is the security of such funds. Hackers and the Risks of Cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency does not have to be held online.  Most cryptocurrency can be moved into in an offline “wallet” that requires a physical key.  This is the most secure way of […]

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Common Defenses to Extortion

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/06/14 at 02:43pm

Experienced White Collar Defense Attorney in Alexandria, VA Extortion is a serious felony offense in Virginia, and throughout the country at-large.  It is the illegal gaining of money, services, benefits, and other things of value by threatening an individual with harm.  Threats may include, but are not necessarily limited, to the following: Threat of physical harm Threat of damage to property Threat of defamation of character Threat of bringing an accusation Threat of turning in a criminal Threat of taking an identification document And more For example, if you threaten to turn in a thief unless they pay you a […]

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