Tornado Cash developer Alexey Pertsev sentenced to 64 months: report

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  • Tornado Cash developer Alexey Pertsev was convicted on money laundering charges.
  • A panel of Dutch judges has sentenced Pertsev to 64 months in prison. 

Tornado Cash developer Alexey Pertsev was convicted on money laundering charges.

A Dutch court convicted Pertsev, 31, of laundering $1.2 billion in crypto through the Tornado Cash mixer between July 9, 2019, and Aug. 10, 2022, DL News reported.

A three-judge panel sentenced the developer to five years and four months in prison. 

“Tornado Cash in its nature and functioning is a tool intended for criminals,” one of the judges overseeing the case reportedly said.