It looks like the former Deutsche Bank exec is facing 30 years in prison for crypto fraud. Check out the latest reports about this below.

Former exec is facing prison time

An ex-executive of Deutsche Bank, a financial giant in Germany, has received a 30-year prison sentence for his involvement in a crypto fraud scheme.

As per a recent press release from the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Rashawn Russell, a former investment banker and registered broker, has pleaded guilty to charges of conducting a crypto fraud scheme and illegally obtaining credit card information.

Court filings have revealed that between November 2020 and August 2022, Russell deceived 29 investors through his R3 crypto fund by guaranteeing them significant returns on their investments in digital assets.

However, Russell misused their money instead, according to the DOJ.

Russell has been accused by the government of using investor funds to gamble, pay his personal expenses, and repay other investors. He is set to face a 30-year prison sentence and must pay $1.5 million in restitution to the victims as part of his plea deal.

In a press release, United States Attorney Breon Peace stated that Russell took advantage of investor interest in cryptocurrency markets to defraud clients who trusted him.

This swift conviction highlights the Office’s dedication to holding bad actors in the digital asset markets accountable.

Russell has also been found guilty of fraudulently obtaining information from more than 15 credit cards and other access devices that were in the name of third parties between September 2021 and June 2023. He used this information to perpetrate unauthorized transactions.

Recently, there has been a global partnership established between Deutsche Bank, a major German banking firm, and Taurus, a Swiss company specializing in digital asset infrastructure.

The collaboration is expected to promote further growth in the use of cryptocurrencies. Taurus has expressed that the partnership will allow Deutsche Bank to utilize its technology for managing digital currencies, tokenized assets, and cryptocurrencies.

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