According to PANews, the co-founders of cryptocurrency mixing service Samourai Wallet have been arrested. Prosecutors claim they are suspected of laundering $100 million from Silk Road and other illegal markets. Keonne Rodriguez, the CEO of Samourai, and William Lonergan Hill, the CTO, were charged with operating the Samourai Wallet.

Prosecutors stated that Samourai is an unlicensed remittance company that participated in 'over $2 billion in illegal transactions, and provided over $100 million in money laundering transactions for illegal dark web markets including Silk Road'. Rodriguez was arrested on Wednesday morning and will face trial in Pennsylvania. Hill was arrested in Portugal, and the United States is seeking his extradition.

The prosecutors also stated that Samourai's web servers and domain names have been seized, and the application can no longer be downloaded from the Google Play store in the United States. Rodriguez and Hill are charged with money laundering and unlicensed money transmitting business, with maximum sentences of 20 years and 5 years respectively.