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Founder of $147 million GemCoin crypto Ponzi scheme sent to prison for 10 years
January 12, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Founder of $147 million GemCoin crypto Ponzi scheme sent to prison for 10 years

He claimed that USFIA extracted amber and other gemstones from non-existent mines it “owned” in the United States, the Dominican Republic, Argentina and Mexico. He ultimately managed to obtain $147 million from 72,000 victims spread globally. The Department of Justice described USFIA as a “multi-level marketing program” which compensated investors for recruiting other investors with…

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