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CEO of BitFunder Exchange Gets 14 Months in Prison for Fraud, Obstruction

CEO of BitFunder Exchange Gets 14 Months in Prison for Fraud, Obstruction

Jon Montrol, the operator of defunct bitcoin-denominated trading platform BitFunder and WeExchange deposit service, was sentenced for securities fraud and obstruction of justice, according to a statement from the Southern District of New York.

13 JULY 2019

California Sentences Bitcoin Trader to 2 Years in Prison Over AML Compliance Failures

California Sentences Bitcoin Trader to 2 Years in Prison Over AML Compliance Failures

A LocalBitcoins trader who sold Bitcoin (BTC) to more than 1,000 people in the United States will serve two years in federal jail, a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of California confirmed on April 8.

9 APRIL 2019

CEO Behind GAW Miners, PayCoin Ponzi Scheme Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

Homero Joshua Garza, the CEO of the now-defunct U.S. crypto firm GAW Miners, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for defrauding investors, local news agency Hartford Business reports Thursday, September 13.

14 SEPTEMBER 2018

Localbitcoins Trader Sentenced to One Year in Prison

A Southern Californian Localbitcoins trader has been sentenced to prison for a year for unlicensed money transmitting and money laundering. The trader, Bitcoin Maven, reportedly exchanged between $6 and $9.5 million for customers across the country, according to the notice by the U.S. Department of Justice.

12 JULY 2018

Brazilian Prison System Officials Caught in $22.4 Million Bitcoin Fraud

According to Brazilian news outlet Agência Brasil, authorities in Rio de Janeiro recently uncovered a money laundering scheme in which state officials misstate the budget spent on food for state-run prisons.

16 MARCH 2018

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