Bitcoin sellers in Silk Road case charged with conspiracy
2 men allegedly sold $1M in Bitcoins over black market website
U.S. prosecutors say two men are charged with conspiring to commit money laundering by selling more than $1 million in Bitcoins to users of the black market website Silk Road, which lets users buy illegal drugs anonymously.
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Authorities say Charlie Shrem was arrested Sunday at New York's Kennedy Airport while Robert Faiella was arrested Monday at his Florida home.
Prosecutors say in a news release that Faiella sold Bitcoins to users seeking to buy illegal drugs on the site.
They say Shrem bought drugs on Silk Road and helped Faiella exchange more than $1 million in cash for Bitcoins so they could make illegal purchases.
It wasn't immediately clear who would represent Faiella and Shrem in court.