WrkRiot: Rite Of Passage Or Federal Offense?

Law360, New York (June 16, 2017, 4:58 PM EDT) -- On June 7, the U.S. Department of Justice arrested Isaac Choi, the founder and former chief executive of the Silicon Valley startup, WrkRiot, on wire fraud charges.[1]

WrkRiot was a seed capital-backed firm based in Santa Clara, California, with approximately 25 employees. The company offered a web-based job search tool that sought to improve the online experience of candidates, recruiters and hiring managers, and in turn, their success rate. Choi hired personnel with recruiting industry and data science expertise to support the product.

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