US Extradites Former Monero Developer Riccardo Spagni to South Africa
Former Monero lead developer Riccardo “Fluffypony” Spagni has been ordered by a court to surrender to the US Marshals Service on July 5 for extradition to South Africa.
Law enforcement officers detained Spagni in July last year at the Nashville airport (USA) at the request of the South African authorities, who accused him of defrauding $100,000. The case is not related to Monero, but to his work in the South African company Cape Cookies between 2009 and 2011.
Spagni faces up to 20 years in prison on the charges. Spagni mistakenly believed his presence in the Cape Cookies trial was sufficient.
Spagni stopped participating actively in the development of Monero in 2019, but he is still considered its unofficial face.