Serbia extradited one to the United States after he was accused by a Dallas-based federal grand jury of defrauding investors in North Texas of up to 70 70 million from investors around the world.
The project involved investing in binary options and cryptocurrency mining, the U.S. Department of Justice alleges.
Binary options “advertised as an average payment of 80 percent and promised a 20 percent return on every lost trade.” The fraudulent ads further claimed that investors could “buy Bitcoin at half the market price” on its crypto mining platform, the department complained. Statement.
Serbian authorities arrested Antoine Stojilkovic, 32, in July last year, and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation took him to the northern district of Texas last Thursday. He is accused of having five Serbian co-conspirators and one US-based co-conspirator.
The DOJ claimed that the defendants created false business activity, a history of withdrawal and receipt of the cable.
If convicted, Stojilkovic and his co-defendants could face up to 20 years in federal prison.