An official at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Wednesday praised a Massachusetts federal court decision in a fraud case that bolsters the agency’s ability to prosecute cryptocurrency fraud.
A New York federal judge on Thursday ruled in favor of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in its fraud suit accusing cryptocurrency trading advice company CabbageTech Corp. and its principal Patrick McDonnell of defrauding customers, ordering them to pay over $1.1 million and to refrain from any future trading in virtual currencies.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has moved to wrap up its fraud suit over cryptocurrency trading advice company CabbageTech Corp., asking Friday for a more than $3.2 million final judgment from a Brooklyn federal judge who previously ruled in the case that the agency can regulate cryptocurrencies as commodities.
A New York federal judge ruled Tuesday that cryptocurrencies can be regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as commodities, rejecting a fraud defendant's argument that he and his cryptocurrency trading advice company are outside the commodities watchdog’s jurisdiction.
A digital currency consultant has asked a New York federal judge to toss a federal regulator's suit accusing him and his company of scamming customers looking to invest in bitcoin and other virtual currencies, arguing that the "trumped-up" dispute is being driven by politics and not the law.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission sued a Staten Island man and his company CabbageTech Corp. in New York federal court Thursday, accusing them of making off with funds they scammed from customers in exchange for advice on trading in virtual currencies such as bitcoin and Litecoin.