Stiftere af ICO godkendt af Floyd Mayweather Tiltalt for svig

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De tre medstiftere af cryptocurrency firma Centra Tech er alle blevet tiltalt af en grand jury, USA. Advokat for Southern District of New York annoncerede mandag.

Raymond Trapani, Sohrab Sharma and Robert Farkas have all been accused of planning to defraud investors through their company’s token sale. US. Attorney Robert Khuzami further announced that authorities had recovered more than $60 million in funds from the co-founders.

All three are being charged with counts of conspiracy and the commission of securities and wire fraud, according to a release.

Centra reportedly offeredcryptocurrency-related financial products,” and its founders allegedly createda scheme to induce victims to invest millions of dollarsworth of digital funds for the purpose of unregistered securities,” according to the release.

Imidlertid, the three also allegedly withheld important information or otherwise mislead investors, including claims about its ties to payments companies.

The company’s token sale was endorsed by heavyweight boxer Floyd Mayweather, claimed to have developed partnerships with Visa and Mastercard to create financial products. The SEC says that these partnerships never existed.

The charges were first revealed earlier this year when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed charged Sharma and Farkas with fraud, as previously reported. The Department of Justice later produced criminal charges of its own against all three co-founders.

The three remain in custody pending further action by the courts.

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