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Bitcoin Criminal Case - Postponement Coming - Morpheus Update

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Bitcoin Criminal Case - Postponement Coming A signed order from the judge on November 21st dismisses Counts 1 & 2 of the Superseding Indictment as to BOTH defendants: Thomas Costanzo (Morpheus) and Dr. Peter Steinmetz. Even though these were dismissed "without prejudice", it seems unlikely there will be any attempt to reinstate those charges. What were Counts 1 & 2 you ask? Count 1: Conspiracy to Operate an Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business Count 2: Operating Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business In addition, the forfeiture allegation as well as the Superceding Indictment as to Dr. Steinmets have been dismissed without prejudice.The government was ordered to remove the lis pendens on Dr. Steinmetz' property within 7 days of the order. The Indictments (Document #14 and #18) are well worth the read. Also, the website where I have uploaded the documents contains a link in the upper right corner titles "Legal Reference Material". If you follow that link, there are do