The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is selling cryptocurrency worth $56 million that was seized from the “number one promoter” of Bitconnect, the largest crypto fraud scheme ever charged criminally. Investors were fraudulently induced to invest over $2 billion. The Bitconnect promoter faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

US Selling Crypto Worth $56M Seized From Bitconnect’s ‘Number One Promoter’

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it is selling $56 million in seized cryptocurrency to compensate victims of the Bitconnect fraud scheme. The Justice Department noted that “The Bitconnect scheme is the largest cryptocurrency fraud scheme ever charged criminally.”

U.S. District Judge Todd W. Robinson granted a request from the DOJ and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California on Friday “for authority to liquidate approximately $56 million in fraud proceeds seized from the self-described ‘number one promoter’ of Bitconnect, a cryptocurrency, who consented…

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