An artist from Latvia is under investigation for allegedly selling NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, to launder money, for which he may get up to 12 years in prison. The authorities have blocked his bank accounts and launched an investigation without even notifying him.
Artist Who Sold Over 3,500 NFTs Prosecuted for Money Laundering in Latvia
Latvian artist and developer Ilya Borisov is awaiting trial amid accusations he used digital collectibles to launder €8.7 million ($8.8 million), as investigators claim to have established. He denies any wrongdoing and is determined to seek justice in court.
Borisov launched a website under the ‘Art ― Crime’ title, which reveals how the Latvian government froze his accounts without any formal notice. A criminal case was initiated against the artist