Maksim Boiko, a/k/a Gangass, a twenty nine year old Russian cybercriminal, was arrested when he and his wife entered the US in Miami in January of this year, in possession of $20,000 in cash. He is a known affiliate of the QQAAZZ criminal organization, which is active in Eastern Europe and the independent republics of the former Soviet Union.
Readers who wish more detail may review the 29 page Affidavit in Support of Criminal Complaint filed in US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania https://www.coindesk.com/fbi-used-bitcoin-trail-to-catch-russian-rapper-accused-of-money-laundering .
Maksim at present in under investigation due to affiliates in Germany, USA, Russia and the Caribbean Island of Grenada and using Bitcoin to launder money and is facing 20 years in prison.
Contributed by Kenneth Rijock - Financial Crime Consultant
Chronicles of Monte Friesner - Financial Crime Analyst