• 31-year-old rapper and hacker, Razzlekhan, has landed a new job with a tech firm despite being under house arrest for participating in a $4.5 billion Bitfinex hack.
• Her attorney requested a modification of her house arrest so that she could use three days to work at the tech firm’s New York office.
• Her husband, Lichtenstein, is serving a 25-year jail term on money laundering charges and the couple is trying to secure a plea deal.
31-year-old Heather Morgan, also known as Razzlekhan and Crocodile of Wall Street, has recently landed a new job with an undisclosed tech firm, despite being under house arrest for participating in the 2016 $4.5 billion Bitfinex hack.
Morgan’s attorney Eugene Gorokhov requested a modification of the terms of her house arrest in order for her to use three days of her time at the New York office of the tech firm. The magistrate judge granted this request, allowing Morgan to work as a growth marketing and business development specialist during the hours of 10 a.m to 8:30 p.m. The judge also granted the request for the non-disclosure of the firm details, in order to avoid harassment and disparaging social media comments.
The U.S. Justice Department charged Morgan and her husband Lichtenstein in February 2022 for orchestrating one of the largest hacks in the country’s history. Morgan was released on a $3 million bond, while Lichtenstein is serving a 25-year jail term on conspiracy to commit money laundering charges. The couple has been trying to secure a plea deal since March last year, with the next court hearing scheduled for this month.
Federal authorities have argued in court that the couple already had access to fraudulent travel documents and identities to escape the country, which is why they had initially opposed to Morgan’s $3 million bail bond.
It is unclear if Morgan’s episodes of borderline TikToks helped her close the deal for her new job, but it is clear that the court believes that keeping things under wraps is necessary to protect Morgan from any potential harassment or negative comments on social media.