Six of the 109 people latest arrested by Chinese language authorities in reference to the $5.eight billion crypto Ponzi PlusToken have been charged.
The defendants Chen Shaofeng, Luu Jianghua, Lu Jianghua, Lu Qinghai, Jin Xinghai, Wang Yin, and Zhang Qin had been charged by prosecutors in Xiangshui County and Yancheng Metropolis on September 7. The authorities mentioned they had been “suspected in organizing and main felony pyramid schemes.”
109 people suspected of involvement with PlusToken had been arrested in late July, together with 27 persons believed to be the rip-off’s executives together with 82 “key” promoters.
PlusToken printed its whitepaper in February 2018, claiming to be a South Korean crypto alternate providing interest-bearing accounts producing returns of between 10% and 30% per thirty days within the type of its native token ‘PLUS’.
After PlusToken customers discovered they may not entry their funds throughout June, Chinese language police grew to become concerned. No main actions of PlusToken funds seem to have taken place because the final arrests, with the final recognized transfers from PlusToken wallets going down in late June.