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California Man Must Pay $61K in Restitution for SIM Swap Scam That Stole One Victim’s Crypto

Richard Yuan Li, whom prosecutors had charged with one count of conspiracy to commit felony wire fraud, and co-conspirators stole the crypto from an unnamed New Orleans physician after gaining access to multiple crypto accounts. The victim had accounts with Binance, Bittrex, Coinbase, Gemini and Poloniex, among others. At one point, one conspirator attempted to …

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California regulator orders Celsius to stop selling securities in the state

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation of California (DFPI) continues to bring actions against crypto interest account providers, failing to comply with the local law. After commanding BlockFi and Voyager to stop their offerings in the state, the DFPI issued a desist and refrain order to crypto lending firm Celsius.  The order simply means …

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