The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ordered the founders of the AriseBank cryptocurrency project, Jared Rice and Stanley Ford, to pay about $ 2.7 million as part of the settlement of fraud charges. It is reported by CoinDesk.
The founders of the project accused of fraud must pay about $ 2.3 million to return the illegally obtained profits, and $ 68,423 as compensation for the percentage of the pre-trial costs. Jared Rice and Stanley Ford are also required to pay $ 187,767 each as a fine.
In addition, they agreed to a lifelong suspension from management positions in public companies and from participation in the distribution of securities. Jared Rice and Stanley Ford did not reject their guilt, but did not agree with the accusation.
In January the SEC, through a court, obtained the suspension of the ICO project AriseBank. In November, FBI agents arrested Jared Rice. He is accused of frauds with unregistered securities and fraud using electronic means of communication.