Local news outlet Wood-TV reported that the US federal agencies raided a Michigan-based science and tech center last month for digital currency-related investigation.
As Wood-TV reported, the founder of Geek Group, Mr. Chris Boden, made a live public statement on Youtube, which has been deleted since. Mr. Boden reportedly claimed the office the office of his tech-oriented, non-profit organization had been raided by members of the U.S. FBI and the Department of Homeland Security on 21st Dec. , elaborating that computers and other equipment were seized from his the office.
Wood-TV reported that Mr. Chris Boden had said he was ‘commercially trading in digital-currency without proper approval.’
The founder further presumes he is going to federal prison and up to $100,000 in legal expenses.
“On the advice of legal counsel, I will not comment further on the Government’s ongoing investigation.”
A month ago, the CEO of Romania’s biggest digital currencies exchange Coinflux was allegedly arrested on a warrant from the U.S. for organized crime, money laundering, and fraud.
In August 2018, South Korean police raided the office of a local firm whose alleged cryptocurrency scam assured investors the spoils of a sunken Russian warship.