The US Department of Justice has sentenced two Canadian crooks to two years in federal prison on charges of embezzlement as a HitBTC in (Twitter) exchange officer and theft of a US citizen’s 23.2 Bitcoin.
According to a statement from the US Department of Justice, Karanjit Khatkar and Jagroop Khatkar used a fake Twitter account with the name “HitBTCAssist” to leverage their HitBits digital currency exchange support team, according to theblock. By deceiving a victim, they received account information from HitBTC and Kraken currency exchanges. Then they transferred 23.2 bit of bitcoin from their victim’s HTC account to their wallet.
Karang Khatkar was arrested in Las Vegas in July 2019, but Jagrop Khatkar voluntarily arrested in December 2019 in lost vegas. Both were found guilty of fraud and money laundering.
They agreed to pay the victim $184.510 and handed him a $142.349 check in advance. According to the court’s ruling, the two men were sentenced to two years in federal prison and three years in a supervised release.
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