FBI Arrests U.K. Politician Ally for Crimes including Extorting Bitcoin

George Cottrell, an ally to U.K. politician Nigel Farage, has been arrested by the FBI on charges of laundering drug money and asking drug dealers to pay him 62,000 pounds in bitcoin, according to The Telegraph, a U.K.-based newspaper. Cottrell was in custody awaiting trial on 21 charges that include money laundering, fraud, and attempted extortion. […]

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UK Politician: ‘Act Now’ to Save Govt’s ‘Digital Revolution’ (news.bitcoin.com)

The deputy leader of the UK opposition, the Labour Party, has stated the government “must act” to secure the country’s digital progress.
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Paris Politician Wants to Ban Bitcoin

Paris politician Bernard Debré, the deputy of the National Assembly of France and a member of the Union for a Popular Movement in Paris, has stated that Bitcoin should be banned in the city, according to a local report. Recently, the bureaucrat participated in a French-based survey, conducted by the magazine Current Values, where he […]

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