An indictment against BurtW AKA Burt Wagner related to the alleged operation of an unlicenced money transmitting business has been dropped after U.S. District Court Judge William J Martinez dismissed the case at the behest of the U.S. Department of Justice. Such a victory is bittersweet though as Burt's wife Jean writes (archive):
I'm not allowed to see the final agreement between the government and my husband. I did see earlier versions. The version I saw from April closely resembled the Non-Prosecution Agreement in the Ripple case. Since I'm not even allowed to know the name of the final agreement, I can only assume it is a non-prosecution agreement since Burt has to forfeit cash and Bitcoins to have the case dismissed.
Amid legal fees, costs and the value of civil assets forfeited totalling US $284,373.00 in addition to a legal defence debt totalling US $95,000.00, the Wagner family will now attempt to reclaim their stolen property.