Scam ICOs Founder to Go In Jail For 1.5 Years

Maxim Zaslavsky from New York aws found guilty in launching 2 fraudulent ICOs which raised $2.8M in total
19 November 2019   554

Brooklyn-based 39-year-old Maxim Zaslavsky, who was found guilty of fraud in organizing two ICOs, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. This was reported by the attorney of the Eastern District of New York.

Zaslavsky and his associates deliberately misled about 1,000 investors that the REcoin cryptocurrency they created was backed by real estate investments in developing countries. During the ICO, they managed to raise $ 2.8 million.

In August 2017, a Brooklyn entrepreneur launched a second cryptocurrency, calling it Diamond Reserve Coin, which was supposed to be provided with diamonds.

The total amount that victims invested in these fraudulent ICOs will be determined later.

In November 2018, Zaslavsky pleaded guilty and, according to his lawyer, was ready to return the money to investors, but his accounts were blocked.

SEC to Accuse Shopin in $42M Worth ICO Scam

The Commission believes the actions of Shopic during the ICO was the offering or unregistered securities
12 December 2019   92

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused Shopin and its CEO Eran Eyal of cryptocurrency cheating on investors during the initial offer of $ 42 million tokens.

According to the SEC, the actions of Eyal and his company were an unregistered offer of securities in the form of Shopin tokens.

Eyal told investors that the funds raised would be used to create a blockchain platform for storing and tracking profiles of online store customers. In addition, he lied about existing partnerships with retailers, the agency said.

The problem is that Shopin never created a system, says the regulator.

Instead, Eyal appropriated more than $ 500,000 for personal use, including a dating service.

SEC accused Eyal and Shopin of violating securities laws. The regulator requested the court to oblige the accused to return the illegally appropriated funds with interest and payment of fines. In addition, the SEC has proposed banning Eyalu from acting as an official in any offer of securities or tokens.

In a statement, the SEC also recalled that the prosecutor’s office in 2018 accused Eyal of appropriating $ 600 thousand of investor funds to his previous company Springleap.