Man Sentenced to Seven Years In Jail After Cryptopay Crypto Exchange Bombing Attempt
A Swedish man was recently convicted for trying to bomb a crypto exchange in London recently. He sent a letter bomb to the company and have also sent threatening letters to lawmakers in Sweden. The man, Michael Salonen, 43, was convicted to seven years in prison by a Swedish court of the Stockholm District.
The court has affirmed that the main mailed a package containing a total of two pipe bomb devices to the London crypto exchange Cryptopay in August 2017. The packages were addressed to two employees of the company. The boxes were opened but, fortunately, none of the devices actually exploded. After the case, the British police used DNA samples to link the case to Salonen.
After being indicted, Salonen was considered guilty of 20 counts of threats for including the explosives and for sending threats to lawmakers also in 2017. The letters contained a white powder but it was inoffensive.
Of the people who received the letters was the Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Lofven. He received a handwritten letter with the following text: you will soon be dead. The letter was intercepted on August 30, 2017.
The man was arrested after landing in Stockholm, as he was in Thailand previously. Despite the severity of his crimes, he only was sentenced to seven years in jail.