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Seven Charged for Bitcoin Computer Theft

Sindri Þór Stefansson and six others have been charged with the theft of 600 computers equipped for Bitcoin mining, Fréttablaðið reports. Sindri Þór made headlines internationally when he fled from prison earlier this year, where he was being held on suspicion of the robbery. Sindri was later arrested in Amsterdam and brought back to the country.

The charges were formally made several weeks ago but were not assigned to a judge until last week. At the time it was unclear how many individuals had been charged but the number is now confirmed at seven. Three of the individuals, including Sindri Þór, are subject to travel bans due to the case. Though Sindri Þór has been charged with theft, it remains unknown what role the other six defendants are believed to have had in the incident.

The computers are valued at hundreds of millions of ISK, or millions of US dollars, making the theft one of the largest in Iceland in recent years. Search for the stolen goods led all the way to China, but they have yet to be found.

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