The AirBit Clubscamwas active since early 2015. The filing credits Rodriguez and Dos Santos as its founders. Meanwhile, Millan, Chairez, and Aguilar promoted the scheme.
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Hughes, a licensed attorney, had previously represented the AirBit Club founders in a separate case. He would later aid the scheme by removing negative reviews about it from the internet.
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However, the group used it to direct victims money to members of the group. In total, the filing estimates that the grouplaunderedat least $20 million through the various methods used.
Gutenberg Dos Santos co-founded the AirBit Club Scam that was active between 2015 and 2020.
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An Acting US Attorney has announced the extradition of a key member of a cryptocurrency investment scam. Gutenberg Dos Santos was involved in the AirBit Club scam thats thought to have generated in excess of $20 million.
Those involved attempted to cover up the origin of the schemes proceeds by insisting on cash payments or the use of third-party cryptocurrency brokers. They also laundered money through numerous domestic and foreign bank accounts.
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