A New York couple who was arrested in February 2022 and gained notoriety for their outlandish social media presence, have reached plea deals with the government for laundering what was then $4.5 billion in stolen Bitcoin. On August 3, the husband, Ilya, aka “Dutch,” Lichtenstein, and his wife, Heather Morgan, who, as an amateur rapper, went by the name “Razzlekhan,” will plead guilty to two counts of money laundering and one of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
Their arrests came with the largest federal seizure of stolen assets in history — more than 94,000 Bitcoin — which was, at the time, worth $3.6 billion, and is today worth $2.8 billion.
Sentencing will take place 60-90 days after the hearing. According to a source familiar with the matter, both defendants have cooperated with authorities, which could result in more lenient sentences.