Incident for Austin Nedved 2020-12-17

First Name Austin
Other Name
Last Name Nedved
Alias USMC1991
DOB Unknown
Age 29
Gender male
Location US
Information Nedved admitted that he ran a business in which he bought and sold digital currencies, including Bitcoin, for cash. Nedved advertised his services under the screen name “USMC1991” over and, two online businesses that matched Bitcoin buyers and sellers and facilitated their transactions. From at least 2017 through 2019, Nedved aided and abetted romance and lottery schemes targeting vulnerable victims. In romance schemes, victims are targeted to send money abroad to people they believe to be romantic interests, while in lottery schemes victims are convinced that they can obtain lottery winnings or sizeable government grants by forwarding cash for administrative fees or expenses to the fraudsters. Despite knowing or being willfully blind to the fact that his customers were fraud victims, Nedved sold Bitcoin to them so that they could send money overseas to the fraudsters.
Pending Outcome Yes
Damages Costs Unknown
Date Of Crime Unknown
Crime(s) Fraud lottery schemes
Motovation(s) profit
Charge(s) aiding and abetting wire fraud Money laundering conspiracy
Authorities FBI
Authorities Statement view
Prosecutors Seth B. Kosto
Judges Timothy S. Hillman
Plea Yes
Plea Date 2020-12-17
Plea Info guilty