The Justice Department has named a veteran prosecutor to lead the newly-formed team set up to take on crypto-related crimes.
Eun Young Choi will serve as the first director of the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team, the DOJ announced Thursday.
Choi recently served as senior counsel to the deputy attorney general. She also worked nine years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York as an assistant U.S. attorney and cybercrime coordinator, according to her LinkedIn profile.
The Justice Department announced in October that it was creating the NCET to focus on "combating misuse of cryptocurrency" marketplaces and other systems which have been used by criminals to "launder or hide their criminal proceeds.”