The court granted the motion of the prosecution, which demanded to keep the accused in custody on the grounds that “there is a significant risk” that the accused will attempt to escape from justice.

The court of the capital of the American District of Columbia temporarily canceled the decision to release Ilya Lichtenstein and his wife Heather Morgan on bail, accused of stealing about $4.5 billion during a cyberattack on the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange in 2016. This is stated in the materials of the court, which were made available to Free News.

The document notes that the “release order issued by the court of the southern District of New York has been suspended.” Thus, the court granted the petition of the prosecution, which demanded to keep the accused in custody on the grounds that “there is a significant risk” that the accused will attempt to escape from justice.

Last Tuesday, the District Court of the Southern District of New York ordered the release of American Morgan on bail of $ 3 million. For Liechtenstein, who has American and Russian citizenship, the bail amount was set at $ 5 million.