The self-proclaimed ‘Wall Street Crocodile’ has landed a new job while awaiting trial on charges that she and her husband conspired to launder $4.5 billion in stolen Bitcoin.
Heather Morgan, 32, revealed her new job in a court filing Tuesday seeking permission to leave home arrest three days a week to go to work, a request the judge granted.
Morgan, who raps under the nickname “Razzlekahn,” has been under home confinement in Manhattan on $3 million bail since his arrest in February.
Her husband and co-defendant Ilya ‘Dutch’ Lichtenstein, 34, remains behind bars due to prosecutors’ fears that he may flee to Russia, where he is also a citizen.
The self-proclaimed ‘Wall Street Crocodile’ has landed a new job while awaiting trial on charges that she and her husband conspired to launder $4.5 billion in stolen Bitcoin
Heather Morgan is under home confinement ahead of trial, but her husband Ilya ‘Dutch’ Lichtenstein, 34, remains behind bars amid fears by prosecutors that he may flee to Russia.
In a court filing, Morgan’s attorney said she “has sought to be productive” while awaiting trial.
The motion revealed that he had recently been offered a job at a technology company as a “growth marketing and business development specialist.”
The filing does not reveal the name of Morgan’s new employer, claiming that she’has been the subject of derogatory comments and harassment on social media as a result of the intense media coverage of this case.’
“We respectfully submit that revealing the identity and location of Ms. Morgan’s employer would compromise Ms. Morgan’s safety,” her attorney Eugene Gorokhov wrote in the motion.
Gorokhov did not immediately respond to a DailyMail.com request for comment on Wednesday morning.
The motion requests permission for Morgan to be released from house arrest to work from his new employer’s office on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
US Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui granted the motion in an order Tuesday.
In this courtroom sketch, attorney Sam Enzer, center, sits between Heather Morgan, left, and her husband, Ilya “Dutch” Lichtenstein, in federal court in February 2022.
In November, the judge also granted Morgan permission to use a computer and smartphone, with monitoring software installed on both, to work from home.
However, you are still prohibited from transacting cryptocurrencies while under home confinement.
Lichtenstein and Morgan were arrested last February and charged in a criminal complaint with conspiring to launder 119,754 stolen Bitcoin after a hacker broke into Bitfinex in 2016 and initiated more than 2,000 unauthorized transactions.
Prosecutors said the transactions at the time were valued at $71 million in Bitcoin, but with the currency’s value rising, the value reached $4.5 billion at the time of his arrest.
At current prices, the suspected stolen Bitcoin would be worth around $2.5 billion, following the sharp decline in cryptocurrency values last year.
Morgan has been labeled an “all-round player” in the cryptocurrency laundering scheme, but prosecutors have identified Lichtenstein as the “mastermind” behind the scheme’s operations.
Lichtenstein (back) was not granted bail after prosecutors alerted the judge to his Russian citizenship, where he could apply for immunity, if he was no longer in custody.
Federal prosecutors charged Morgan and Lichtenstein with laundering the stolen Bitcoin from Bitfinex, but they are not charged with committing the actual theft of the cryptocurrency.
Authorities were able to recover $3.6 billion in stolen funds after seizing the private keys to the couple’s digital wallets after their arrest.
Lichtenstein and Morgan could face up to 25 years behind bars if convicted.
At the time of their arrests, the couple lived on Wall Street in lower Manhattan. He is a citizen of Russia and the United States and co-founder of an online marketing company.
Morgan, a rapper and former Forbes contributor, describes herself as “an expert in persuasion, social engineering and game theory” and calls herself the “crocodile of Wall Street” in one of her songs.
“I’m many things, a rapper, an economist, a journalist, a writer, a CEO and a dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty h*,” she raps on her 2019 single, Versace Bedouin.