Epoch Times CFO charged in alleged $67 million case

The chief financial officer of conservative global news outlet The Epoch Times has been arrested and charged with leading a yearslong scheme to launder at least $67 million in illicit funds, federal prosecutors said Monday. The scheme — which involved cryptocurrency, tens of thousands of prepaid debit cards, fraudulently obtained unemployment insurance benefits and stolen … Read more

DOJ charges brothers with $25 million Ethereum heist that took 12 seconds

Jonathan Raa | Nurphoto | Getty Images The Department of Justice on Wednesday announced the indictment of two brothers for allegedly stealing $25 million in cryptocurrency within roughly 12 seconds. DOJ called it a “first-of-its kind” fraud, detailing the seconds-long scheme where the brothers allegedly manipulated the Ethereum blockchain to redirect pending transactions and steal … Read more

Trump Media investor convicted of insider trading ahead of merger

Bruce Garelick walks following a hearing at the Manhattan Federal Court, in New York City, July 20, 2023. Amr Alfiky | Reuters A federal jury in New York on Thursday convicted an investor of insider trading in the stock of a shell company ahead of its announcement in October 2021 that it would merge with … Read more

Guo Wengui chief of staff pleads guilty to $1 billion fraud

Fugitive Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui hold a news conference on November 20, 2018 in New York, on the death of of tycoon Wang Jian in France on July 3, 2018. Don Emmert | AFP | Getty Images The chief of staff to controversial exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui pleaded guilty in New York on Friday … Read more

New York jury convicts man in cryptocurrency market manipulation

Las Vegas Review-journal | Tribune News Service | Getty Images A New York federal jury on Thursday convicted a Puerto Rico man of a $110 million scheme that was the Department of Justice’s first-ever cryptocurrency open-market manipulation case, prosecutors said. The man, 28-year-old Avraham Eisenberg of San Juan, faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 … Read more

New York tax preparer charged in big tax fraud scheme

Damian Williams, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks during a press conference in New York City, Sept. 22, 2023. Barry Williams | New York Daily News | Getty Images A New York tax preparer was arrested Monday on charges related to causing “substantially” more than $100 million in tax losses through … Read more

Brothers plead guilty to Trump Media merger insider trading

Jonathan Raa | Nurphoto | Getty Images Two Florida brothers pleaded guilty Wednesday in New York federal court to insider trading charges related to their purchase and sale of securities of the company that eventually merged with former President Donald Trump’s social media firm. The brothers, Michael Shvartsman and Gerald Shvartsman, earned more than $22 … Read more

Feds charge Japanese Yakuza leader with nuclear materials trafficking

The DOJ alleges that a high-ranking member of the Yakuza, Takeshi Ebisawa, was the central figure in a plot to funnel American weapons to ethnic militias in Myanmar in exchange for heroin and meth. Ebisawa is charged with narcotics importation, money laundering, and conspiracy to acquire surface to air missiles, if convicted he could face … Read more