Port Cent LUCIE, Fla. – A Florida man, the CEO of Mining Capital Coin, a cryptocurrency mining and investment platform, has also been accused of organizing a $ 62 million global investment fraud plan, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Did.
Luiz Capuci Jr., 44, from Port St. Lucie, has been charged with wire fraud, securities fraud, and international money laundering.
According to his complaint, Capuci misleads investors about his company’s cryptocurrency mining and investment programs, which allow investors to invest in MCC by purchasing a “mining package.”
Capuci and his conspirators have been accused of reassuring investors that they will use their money to mine new cryptocurrencies and make significant profits by his company.
Instead, Capuci allegedly diverted funds to a cryptocurrency wallet under his control.
“Cryptocurrency-based fraud undermines financial markets around the world as malicious individuals deceive investors and limit the ability of legitimate entrepreneurs to innovate in this new area.” Kenneth A. Polite Jr., Assistant Secretary of Justice, Criminal Affairs Department, Department of Justice, said. “This department is committed to tracking money, revealing criminal plans, holding these scammers accountable, and protecting investors, whether physical or digital.”
According to the indictment, Capuci also sells his company’s “Trading Bot” as an additional investment mechanism for investors to invest in the cryptocurrency market, and his company is “Asia, Russia, and the United States. We have partnered with top software developers to create an improved version of the trading bot.[s] It [were] Tested with unprecedented new technology. “
“The crypto market is growing rapidly, and unfortunately crypto investment fraud is also growing,” said Luis Kesada, Deputy Director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigation Bureau. “The FBI and our law enforcement partners are committed to investigating wherever financial fraud occurs, including in the crypto space.”
If convicted of all charges, Capuci faces up to 45 years in prison.
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