Law Enforcement in Russia’s Samara Region Investigates 8 Cases of Fraud Related to Finiko

The investigation into the Russia-based crypto pyramid Finiko is growing with law enforcement officials in Samara region announcing they have launched eight criminal cases against Finiko associates. Authorities are also working to identify more victims of the Ponzi scheme, Russia’s largest in recent years. Finiko Members Under Investigation in Samara, Russia The Russian Ministry of … Read moreLaw Enforcement in Russia’s Samara Region Investigates 8 Cases of Fraud Related to Finiko

US Government Seizes Trezor Wallet With $6.3 Million in Bitcoin From Gift Card Fraud Case

On September 22, 2021, a U.S. district judge from San Antonio, Texas, granted a summary judgment on the civil forfeiture of 147 bitcoin worth $6.3 million held on a Trezor hardware wallet. According to the court filing, the crypto assets stemmed from a Target gift card fraud incident that started in 2016. Gift Card Fraud … Read moreUS Government Seizes Trezor Wallet With $6.3 Million in Bitcoin From Gift Card Fraud Case

Former Monero Developer Spagni Released From US Prison, Pledges to Address Fraud Allegations

Former Monero developer Riccardo Spagni has been released from a U.S. prison where he reportedly spent “sixty-one days in solitary confinement.” The developer’s release was prompted by the failure of South African authorities “to make a timely submission in support of an extradition request.” South African Government Fails to Submit Extradition Documents As previously reported … Read moreFormer Monero Developer Spagni Released From US Prison, Pledges to Address Fraud Allegations