Riccardo Spagni, who previously worked with the Monero privacy coin as the lead maintainer, has been released from US custody. According to Spagni, he had been under the custody of US officials for over a month.
In a tweet posted on Tuesday, Monero worker Spagni stated that he was in talks with his lawyers to go back to South Africa, where he would deal with the case lodged against him. Spagni was linked to fraudulent dealings allegedly linked to crimes in South Africa from 2009 and 2011. These crimes were associated with Cape Cookies, a company that Spagni was affiliated with.
Address Allegations of Fraud
In the tweet, Spagni stated that “I am actively working with my attorneys on a way to return to South Africa as soon as possible so I can address this matter and get it behind me once and for all. That’s what I’ve always wanted … Read more