A court in the Netherlands has left Aleksey Pertsev under arrest until February 20, 2023, as the court believes the developer of the Tornado Cash mixer could abscond from justice.
He has been in custody since August. He was arrested in Amsterdam after the mixing service was placed on the OFAC sanctions list.
The agency accused Tornado Cash of facilitating the laundering of more than $7 billion in crypto in 2019. More than $455 million of them are associated with the activities of the North Korean hacker group Lazarus Group.
The court extended in September his detention until November after the expiration of the previously established period (90 days).
During the latest hearings, the prosecutor has rejected Pertsev’s defense arguments.