The founder of “My Big Coin,” a purported cryptocurrency and virtual payment services company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for marketing and selling fraudulent virtual currency and operating an unlicensed virtual currency exchange.
Randall Crater, 52, of Lake Mary, Fla., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to 100 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Crater was also ordered to pay forfeiture of $7,668,317 and restitution in an amount that will be determined at a later date. In July 2022, Crater was convicted by a federal jury of four counts of wire fraud, three counts of unlawful monetary transactions and one count of operating an unlicensed money transmitting business.
Source: Founder of Purported Cryptocurrency Company Sentenced to More Than Eight Years in Prison for Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Scheme | DOJ