Ozy Media Executive Tells Jury How He Posed as YouTube Official on Goldman Call – Bloomberg

Ozy Media Inc.’s former chief operating officer Samir Rao told a federal jury how he used a voice-altering app to impersonate a YouTube executive on a call with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in a desperate bid to win a $35 million investment.

Rao, who’s testifying as part of a plea agreement, said he conspired with Ozy Media co-founder Carlos Watson to pose as YouTube executive Alex Piper during a February 2021 conference call in order to fool Goldman into thinking the failing digital media company was profitable.

Watson is on trial in Brooklyn, New York, on charges that he conspired to defraud investors out of tens of millions of dollars….

Source: Ozy Media Executive Tells Jury How He Posed as YouTube Official on Goldman Call – Bloomberg