Article: Software Pioneer John McAfee Indicted In Crypto Case

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Software Pioneer John McAfee Indicted In Crypto Case

Reenat Sinay, 05 March 2021

Antivirus software innovator John McAfee and his bodyguard have been indicted on fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges for fraudulently touting various cryptocurrencies on Twitter to further two separate schemes, Manhattan federal prosecutors said Friday.

Between December 2017 and October 2018, McAfee and private security guard Jimmy Gale Watson Jr. tricked investors into buying over a dozen different digital currencies in a pair of scams that allegedly netted the two men a combined $13 million in profits, according to a seven-count indictment unsealed Friday. Watson was also “executive advisor” of McAfee’s so-called cryptocurrency team, prosecutors said. Continue reading “Article: Software Pioneer John McAfee Indicted In Crypto Case”

Article: Video Tech Co. Founder Charged In Pump-And-Dump Scheme

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Video Tech Co. Founder Charged In Pump-And-Dump Scheme

Reenat Sinay, 15 January 2021

The founder of a Silicon Valley video streaming service and an investment manager have been indicted for allegedly orchestrating a pump-and-dump stock fraud scheme, Illinois federal prosecutors announced Friday.

David Foley and investment manager Bennie Blankenship allegedly conspired to manipulate the share prices of NanoTech Gaming Inc., a former unit of Nanotech Entertainment Inc., according to the 10-count Jan. 11 indictment.

Between 2013 and 2016, Foley acquired shares in NanoTech Gaming and issued them to a South Dakota corporation called Galaxy Entertainment Group Inc., purportedly run by a close relative of Foley’s, prosecutors said. Continue reading “Article: Video Tech Co. Founder Charged In Pump-And-Dump Scheme”