Virgil Griffith, a former ETH engineer, was sentenced to 63 months in prison and ordered to pay a $100,000 fine for breaking North Korea’s economic restrictions.
The United States District Judge Kevin Castel issued his judgement on Tuesday, April 12, in the Southern District of New York.
Griffith entered a guilty plea in September 2021 to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
Earlier this month, on Tuesday, April 12, United States District Judge Kevin Castel issued his judgement in the Southern District of New York.
Clinical evaluation revealed that Griffith had Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Prior to his arrest, Griffith met with the FBI numerous times to discuss his trip, and even provided them with images of himself giving presentations at the conference.
With practice, North Korea has become more adept at using Bitcoin, both to defy international sanctions and to steal millions of dollars through hackers and other cyberattacks.