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Samuel Bankman-Fried Released on $250 Million Bail, Charges Announced for Former Executives Caroline Ellison and Gary Wang

Sam Bankman-Fried, extradited to the US last night, will be released on $250 million, according to multiple reports. The former FTX CEO will be restricted to his parents’ home as part of the deal. Charges against Bankman-Fried were revealed last week. The indictment claims that… Read More

SEC Announces Charges Against Former Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison, FTX Co-Founder Gary Wang

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against former Alameda Research CEO Caroline Ellison and FTX co-founder and former CTO Gary Wang. The enforcement action was due to the pair’s role in the failure of FTX and their roles in a “multiyear scheme to… Read More

Former Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison, FTX Co-Founder Gary Wong are Cooperating with US District Court Against FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams has announced additional charges in the ongoing criminal case against FTX. According to a Tweet, the US District Court, Southern District New York, has filed charges against former Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison and FTX co-founder Gary Wang. Williams said the charges… Read More

Watch: United States Attorney, Southern District New York, Press Conference on Sam Bankman-Fried Indictment, FTX Bankruptcy

This afternoon, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York held a press conference discussing the indictment of Sam Bankman-Fried, the one-time CEO of FTX and now the alleged perpetrator of one of the largest frauds in history. As the details emerge,… Read More

SIM Swap Perp Gets 18 Months in Prison for Stealing $20 Million of Crypto, Ordered to Pay Restitution in 2 Months

SIM Swap perpetrator Nicholas Truglia has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay $20,379,007 in restitution to the victim of his cryptocurrency theft. Truglia is required to repay the victim within 60 days. Truglia was sentenced yesterday by US District Judge… Read More

Feds Seize $3.6 Billion in Bitcoin Related to Silk Road Dark Web

The US government has seized a “historic” amount of crypto in the form of 50,676 Bitcoin valued at $3.36 billion. The US Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, has announced that the seizure was in relation to the Silk Road dark web fraud. James… Read More

DOJ: IRS Gains Court Order to Pursue Taxpayers Who Failed to Pay Taxes on Crypto

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the tax authority of the US, has received a Court Order to be able to summons records pertaining to US taxpayers who may have failed to report and pay taxes on crypto transactions. According to the Department of Justice… Read More

Brother of Former Coinbase Product Manager Admits to Wire Fraud in Plot to Commit Insider Trading as SEC Pushes All Crypto Assets are Securities Opinion

On Monday, the US Department of Justice announced it had received a guilty plea from the “first-ever cryptocurrency insider trading case.” Originally covered this past July, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) simultaneously filed insider trading charges along with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the… Read More

NFT Insider Trading: Former OpenSea Manager Arrested by FBI as DOJ Claims First Ever Digital Asset Insider Trading Scheme

A former employee of OpenSea (Ozone Networks, Inc.) has been arrested and charged with the first-ever digital asset insider trading scheme, according to the US Department of Justice (DOJ). Nathanial Chastain a former Product Manager at OpenSea has been charged with wire fraud, and money… Read More

Crypto Fraud: SEC, DOJ Charges Brother – Sister Team with Allegations of $124 Million Scam with Ormeus Coin

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced fraud charges against John and JonAtina (Tina) Barksdale – a brother and sister team that allegedly pursued two fraudulent digital token offerings that garnered $124 million from retail investors. In a parallel action, the U.S. Attorney’s Office… Read More

BitMEX Founders Arthur Hayes and Benjamin Delo Plead Guilty, Agree to $10 Million Penalty Each

Arthur Hayes and Benjamin Delo, BitMEX crypto derivatives exchange founders, have pleaded guilty to charges of violating the Bank Secrecy Act. According to the US Department of Justice, the two founders willfully failed to establish, implement, and maintain anti-money laundering (AML) programs at BitMEX. Under… Read More

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