The United States Securities and Trade Commission (SEC) has billed Jonathan C. Lucas, the founder of grownup entertainment marketplace Fantasy Marketplace, with orchestrating a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO).
According to the SEC criticism released on Sept. 23, Lucas been given about $63,000 in cryptocurrency from far more than 100 investors “through the fraudulent supply and sale of unregistered digital securities of Fantasy Current market.” The document states:
“As alleged in the complaint, Lucas created numerous materially false statements in a whitepaper and on the net to induce investors to participate in the ICO. Amongst other alleged misstatements, Lucas claimed that a “operating-beta” version of the company’s adult-amusement platform existed when a person did not, offered a fictitious administration group, and misrepresented his individual knowledge. Soon after garnering media awareness more than trader problems, the criticism states, Lucas returned the cash raised to buyers.”
A civil penalty of $15,000
The SEC’s lawsuit was filed in the Manhattan federal district courtroom. It is mentioned that Lucas has violated quite a few securities legislation related to countering fraud. It is also observed that Lucas has consented, without the need of admitting or denying the allegations in the grievance, and was purchased to pay a civil penalty of $15,000.
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