Nearly Two Years On, the US Government Brings Charges Against Crypto Six Members The legal proceeding against illegally transferring funds seems to be coming to a close. As Reported By Multiple outlets Newcastle Libertarian Actor and resident Ian FreemanThe latest member of the Crypto Six to stand trial, was found guilty of all charges, including operating an unlicensed money transfer business, money laundering, and tax evasion. Freeman He Is Facing a sentence of eight years, but was not taken into custody as of Thursday Afternoon (ET). Reports Detail information about his sentencing date of April 14, 2023 and the option to appeal the ruling.
Ian Freeman to Face Sentencing Hearing for Money Transfer without a License on April 2023
During The First week of December 2022, Bitcoin.com News reported that Free Talk Live radio co-host Ian Freeman I was due to stand trial. Freeman He Was the last defendant in the Crypto Six case and decided to go to court to make his case to the jury.
The Charges Against Freeman Originally began in March 16, 2021: US federal agents raided Shire Free Church In Keene, New Hampshire, The Bitcoin Embassy, and the Free Talk Live studio. The US Department Of Justice (DOJ) claimed that “the defendants knowingly operated the cryptocurrency exchange business in violation of federal anti-money laundering laws and regulations.”
After The jurors were selected, Freeman’s trial officially began on December 6, 2022. 16 days later, Free Talk Live co-host Mark Edge Published on Facebook That Freeman was found guilty. “Ian is guilty of all charges: running an unlicensed money transfer business, money laundering and tax evasion,” Edge said. The verdict was also reported by The Keen Sentinel, a local newspaper.
Rick Green Of The Sentinel Reported That “a federal jury convicted Keene resident Ian Freeman on Thursday of felony charges related to his cryptocurrency business.” Green Confirmed Edge’s statement that Freeman was found guilty of “operating an unlicensed money transfer business, money laundering and tax evasion.”
Green Further reported that Freeman was not taken into custody. He is due to appear in court on April 14, 2023. It is worth noting that Freeman’s defense attorney, Mark Sisti, argued that the government presented an incomplete case, relying on “speculation, hints and intuition” rather than evidence.
Some members of the Crypto Six pled guilty to one count of wire fraud in April. While Freeman is set to appear in court for sentencing on April 14th, the Free Talk Live host may appeal the verdict.
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