Italian Man Arrested After Using Bitcoin to Hire Hitman to Throw Acid at His Girlfriend

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Wed, 04/07/2021 - 15:45
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Alex Dovbnya
Europol and Italy's police have nabbed an Italian man who tried to hire a hitman for his ex
Italian Man Arrested After Using Bitcoin to Hire Hitman to Throw Acid at His Girlfriend
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A 40-something Italian man behind a horrifying murder-for-hire plot has been arrested by Italian police with Europol's assistance.

The IT worker employed by a major corporation was intending to pay a dark web hitman 10,000 euros ($11,900) worth of Bitcoin to throw acid at his former girlfriend. The suspect also wanted his potential victim to be bound to a wheelchair.

The cold-blooded ex was detained before he paid the entire sum on the verge of the attack. He is currently under house arrest.

Europol managed to track down the local cryptocurrency service provider that facilitated the suspect's Bitcoin purchases to uncover more information about him.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.

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