Man jailed over bitcoin letter bomb
A Swedish man has been convicted of attempted murder for sending a letter bomb to a bitcoin company in London and sending threatening letters to legislators in Stockholm, including government members. Stockholm District Court sentenced Michael Salonen, 43, to seven years in prison. The court said he mailed a package containing two pipe bomb-like devices in August 2017 to London-based bitcoin company Cryptopay, addressed to two employees.
It was sent care of an accounting firm, where it was opened, but the device did not explode. Salonen’s DNA was found by British police on the bomb. The court said Salonen was guilty of 20 counts of threats for including a white powder in letters to legislators sent in 2017.