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Computer hacker Conor Freeman faces US extradition hearing after $2m cryptocurrency theft | Ireland

By November 24, 2020 No Comments

A Dublin hacker’s conviction for stealing more than $2 million in cryptocurrencies may affect a US request for his surrender, the High Court was told.

Siobhán Ní Chúlacháin, BL, said that Conor Freeman was sentenced by Dublin circuit criminal court last week “arising out of similar circumstances” and this information had been sent to Washington.

Freeman, 21, of Glenageary Court, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, was jailed for almost three years after he admitted knowingly engaging in the possession of the proceeds of crime — 142.75682712 Bitcoin.

Ms Ní Chúlacháin, for the state, asked the High Court if Freeman could be produced by video link on January 18, when it is expected that the matter will be finalised. Mr Justice Paul Coffey approved the application.

Freeman’s surrender

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