UTC-05:00,Saturday , March 28th 2020

Prosecutor Says Crypto Scammers Should Stay In Jail Despite COVID-19 Concerns

04:15 Thursday , March 26th 2020
New Jersey federal prosecutor Craig Carpenito is fighting the request of two alleged crypto scammers to be released from a county jail amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to court documents filed with the United States Department of Justice on March 24, Carpenito asserted that the recently enacted Bail Reform only preferences pretrial release of a defendant when their appearance at trial could be reasonably assured. He emphasized that Matthew Goettsche and Jobadiah Weeks — both accused of the  $722 million BitClub Network cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme — have “strong incentives” to flee.
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