Category: cryptocurrency fraud

Mastermind of $147 Million Crypto ‘Scam of Epic Proportions’ Sentenced to 10 Years in US Prison

Mastermind of $147 Million Crypto ‘Scam of Epic Proportions’ Sentenced to 10 Years in US Prison

The mastermind of what the U.S. Department of Justice calls a scam of “epic proportions” has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. His crypto scheme collected over $147 million, duping 72,000 investors. He is also ordered to pay the U.S. Internal Revenue Service more than $1.8 million for tax evasion. Scam Involving Fake Cryptocurrency […]

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Mastermind of $25 Million Crypto Debit Card Scheme Sentenced to Prison

Mastermind of $25 Million Crypto Debit Card Scheme Sentenced to Prison

The mastermind behind a $25 million cryptocurrency debit card scheme has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison, in addition to three years of supervised release. The authorities have also seized his cryptocurrency. $25 Million Crypto Credit Card Scheme The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that Robert Joseph Farkas, also […]

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Mastermind of Bitcoin Mining Ponzi Scheme Extradited to the US: $20 Million in Victims’ Funds Laundered

Mastermind of Bitcoin Mining Ponzi Scheme Extradited to the US: $20 Million in Victims’ Funds Laundered

The US government says it has extradited Gutemberg Dos Santos, the co-founder of the Airbit Club Ponzi scheme from Panama and he now awaits his trial in a Manhattan court. Dos Santos is facing charges relating to his role in perpetuating a “cryptocurrency” scam which defrauded victims of “tens of millions of dollars.” Fraudulent Claims […]

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$200 Million Brazilian Crypto Fraud Scam: The US Seizes $24 Million Worth of Digital Currencies

$200 Million Brazilian Crypto Fraud Scam: The US Seizes $24 Million Worth of Digital Currencies

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says it has seized cryptocurrencies worth $24 million after receiving an official request from the government of Brazil. The seizure stems from an ongoing investigation into the $200 million cryptocurrency scam that may have defrauded tens of thousands of Brazilians. The authorities in Brazil say the scammers duped […]

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