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Founder of Costa Rica-based Liberty Reserve extradited to face US charges
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Founder of Costa Rica-based Liberty Reserve extradited to face US charges

AFP - October 10, 2014

Read all of our stories on the Liberty Reserve case here. NEW YORK -- The founder of virtual currency firm Liberty Reserve, Arthur Budovsky, was extradited Friday from…

Liberty Reserve’s Maxim Chukharev pleads guilty to operating an unlicensed money transmitting business
Crime
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Crime
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Liberty Reserve’s Maxim Chukharev pleads guilty to operating an unlicensed money transmitting business

AFP - September 23, 2014

Read all of our stories on the Liberty Reserve case here. NEW YORK – The head of technology for Liberty Reserve, an alternative digital currency used in what…

Crime
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Liberty Reserve defendant pleads guilty to conspiracy

David Boddiger - August 15, 2014

[caption id="attachment_45269" align="alignright" width="300"] The Tico Times[/caption] A key defendant in the U.S. prosecution of the defunct digital currency company Liberty Reserve pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal…

Costa Rica extradites Liberty Reserve defendant Maxim Chukharev to US
Liberty Reserve
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Liberty Reserve
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Costa Rica extradites Liberty Reserve defendant Maxim Chukharev to US

David Boddiger - March 27, 2014

See below for story updates At 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Costa Rican authorities escorted a handcuffed Maxim Chukharev on to United flight 1081, bound for Newark, New Jersey.…

Spain court approves extradition of Liberty Reserve founder to US
Business
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Business
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Spain court approves extradition of Liberty Reserve founder to US

AFP - February 21, 2014

MADRID – A Spanish court on Friday approved the extradition to the United States of the founder of what the U.S. calls the world's biggest money-laundering operation.…

Liberty Reserve founder fights extradition to the US
Liberty Reserve
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Liberty Reserve
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Liberty Reserve founder fights extradition to the US

AFP - January 27, 2014

MADRID – Arthur Budovsky, founder of the electronic payment platform Liberty Reserve, in a court appearance Monday denied committing any crimes and said he would fight U.S. efforts…

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The 10 most popular Tico Times stories of 2013

Erin Morris - December 28, 2013

Our most-clicked stories of 2013 involved, certainly not unexpectedly, a mix of scandal and mystery. These topics included the biggest alleged money-laundering case in history, an environmentalist's…

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Our 6 best feature stories of the year

Ashley Harrell - December 26, 2013

For more than five decades, readers have come to the pages of The Tico Times for captivating and deeply reported stories. This year was no exception. Some…

Archive
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A Russian patsy or high-tech criminal?

David Boddiger - December 6, 2013

Maxim Chukharev’s mother, Dina, is restless. Sitting at a conference table in a newspaper office, she launches into her story in impetuous Spanish peppered with a thick…

Archive
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Wife of Liberty Reserve founder to seek husband’s Costa Rica assets

L. Arias - July 8, 2013

Yessenia Valerio Vargas, a Costa Rican woman who was paid to marry Arthur Budovsky – the founder and owner of the now-defunct online currency company Liberty Reserve – will…

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