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New details emerge about Israeli darknet and crypto suspects indicted in US

New details emerge about Israeli darknet and crypto suspects indicted in US (Trends, Reports, Analysis)

The two men, Michael Phan of Tel Aviv and Yonatan Fingel of Ashdod, were arrested by a Tel Aviv cybercrime unit on the day that the US Justice Department unsealed a grand jury indictment against Phan and his alleged accomplice Tal Prihar, a third Israeli, living in Brazil, who was also arrested on May 6 in Paris. Separately, on April 11, an Israeli woman, Ravid Yosef, 36, was indicted in absentia in the Southern District of New York for allegedly committing bank fraud in connection with the operation of an illicit cryptocurrency payment processing company. Tal Prihar was arrested in France on May 6, 2019, at the behest of the FBI and was charged with money laundering conspiracy (Facebook) But according to the US indictment, from November 2014 or earlier, the pair also allegedly ran a website known as DeepDotWeb.com that was ostensibly a news site about the dark web and related topics.

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