Jackson pastor found guilty of accepting $150K in bribes in bitcoin scheme

A Jackson pastor was found guilty Friday for taking cash bribes in exchange for allowing two operators of an illegal bitcoin exchange use a federal credit union he controlled.

A jury in Manhattan federal court found Trevon Gross, who is the founding and lead pastor at Hope Cathedral in Jackson, guilty of conspiracy and bribery charges for his involvement in a bitcoin scheme, which netted him $150,000 in bribes. Gross faces up to 35 years in prison.

Prosecutors said Anthony R. Murgio and Yuri Lebedev charged customers a fee to exchange cash for bitcoins, a virtual currency, through Coin.mx.

“In doing so, …read more

Source: NJ.com Ocean

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