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Former Bitcoin Foundation chair pleads guilty to money-laundering charge

graeme leggett

Sending the wrong message?

Not commenting on the specifics of this case, but in general

If a banking executive or other money handling organization can make a problem disappear through the application of money, then isn't there going to be the temptation of taking a chance in the expectations (hope?) that the funds accumulated can be used to avoid prison if it gets found out.

Would the guarantee of a prison sentence if convicted of these sort of "white collar crimes" be more or less likely to keep people on the straight and narrow?

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