Heather Morgan from Bitfinex money laundering scandal breaks 6-month social media silence

Quick Take

  • Heather Morgan took to Twitter after six months of silence to state that any crypto or NFT project with her likeness is a scam. 
  • Morgan and her husband were accused of allegedly laundering $4.5 billion in stolen bitcoin earlier this year. 

Heather Morgan, accused of laundering billions of dollars stolen from the crypto exchange Bitfinex, broke a six-month silence on Twitter to announce that she is not, indeed, involved in any crypto projects.  

“I am not involved in any crypto project,” Morgan wrote on Twitter. “Any crypto or NFT project bearing my name or likeness is a scam that I do not endorse.”  

This is Morgan’s first public Twitter post since her run-in with law enforcement earlier this year. 

Prior to accusations of money laundering, Morgan had a blossoming rap career under the moniker "Razzlekhan" and led a copywriting business called SaleForce as CEO. In addition, she gave advice on how to protect businesses from cybercriminals and how to more effectively socially engineer "your way into anything."


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On February 8, however, Morgan and her husband Ilya Lichtenstein were accused of allegedly laundering $4.5 billion in stolen bitcoin from the crypto exchange Bitfinex, The Block previously reported. The US Department of Justice retrieved $3.6 billion of the stolen funds on the same day. 

While Morgan and Lichtenstein could face up to 25 years in jail if convicted for their charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to defraud the United States, the two were released on a collective bail of $8 million.  

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MK Manoylov has been a reporter for The Block since 2020 — joining just before bitcoin surpassed $20,000 for the first time. Since then, MK has written nearly 1,000 articles for the publication, covering any and all crypto news but with a penchant toward NFT, metaverse, web3 gaming, funding, crime, hack and crypto ecosystem stories. MK holds a graduate degree from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP) and has also covered health topics for WebMD and Insider. You can follow MK on X @MManoylov and on LinkedIn.