DOJ to Hire Director for Its Crypto Enforcement Unit

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The U.S. Division of Justice (DOJ) is searching for somebody to head its recently reported National Cryptocurrency Enforcement group. The DOJ posted an employment opportunity for the chief’s job on USAJobs, the Federal government’s jobs site.

The director will lead “a team of experienced prosecutors investigating and prosecuting cryptocurrency cases as a central part of a nationwide enforcement effort to combat the use of cryptocurrency as an illicit tool,” the job posting said.

The job, which will command a salary of between $144,128 and $172,500 depending on an applicant’s experience, will also require consulting with United States Attorney’s Offices and investigative agencies involved in crypto investigations, and working with state and local law enforcement agencies.

The director will also be responsible for communicating with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other agencies, intelligence agencies and the private sector regarding crypto technology and regulation.

In a speech at the Aspen Cyber Summit on Wednesday, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced the formation of the new team, which she said would be composed of anti-money laundering professionals and cybersecurity experts.

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