The Justice Department is revamping a team it launched nearly two years ago to investigate cryptocurrency-related crimes, saying the move will more than double the number of prosecutors available to work on the team’s growing caseload.
In a speech Thursday, senior Justice Department official Nicole Argentieri said the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team, or NCET, would become a permanent fixture of a section within the department’s criminal division that handles a range of computer-related investigations.
The team will also get a new leader, with Claudia Quiroz serving as acting director following the departure of its current director, Eun Young Choi, Argentieri said. Choi will be moving on to a new position within the Justice Department, according to a department spokesman.
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