According to the statements of the US Treasury Department, cryptocurrencies played a role in an assassination plot against former National Security Advisor John Bolton.
According to the official information released by the Ministry of the Treasury today, a person named Shahram Poursafi, residing in Tehran and serving in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Army, He was plotting an assassination against Bolton. is alleged.
Bolton, who is also a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, served as National Security Adviser under President Donald Trump.
Allegedly, Poursafi made encrypted contact with a person in the United States at the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022 for Bolton’s assassination. Poursafi was the first to blame this person for Bolton’s assassination. 300 thousand, later 1 million dollars offered payment.
According to the information shared by the Ministry of the Treasury, Poursafi told him first in order to gain the trust of the person in question. small amounts of cryptocurrencies sent.
If Poursafi is found guilty as a result of these allegations, Up to 25 years in prison and fines of up to $500,000 faced with.