A promoter of the cryptocurrency scheme previously touted by famous martial artist and actor Steven Seagal has pleaded guilty for his participation. The scheme falsely claimed that it “could generate an 8,000% return for investors within one year.”
Crypto Scheme Promoter Pleads Guilty
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday that John DeMarr, 55, has pleaded guilty “for his participation in a coordinated cryptocurrency and securities fraud scheme through purported digital currency platforms and foreign-based financial accounts.”
DeMarr admitted to conspiring with others “to defraud investor victims by inducing them to invest in their companies, ‘Start Options’ and ‘B2G,’ based on materially false and misleading representations.” He was charged in February. The DOJ stated that both schemes were fraudulent.
Start Options purported to be a cryptocurrency mining and trading platform while B2G, also known as…