FBI: Apostle Trovias is accused of laundering on DarkWeb

Almost four years after the closure of the drug market AlphaBay, federals continue to charge people with criminal activity.

On Friday, the SEC and Ministry of Justice announced charges against Apostolos Trovias, a Greek national who claims to have posted on the website under the pseudonym "The Bull".


However, unlike drug dealers, authorities claim that Trovias used some of his σαν τρόπο συζήτησης ατόμων που θέλουν να αγοράσουν ή να πουλήσουν εμπιστευτικές , ενώ κρύβονταν πίσω από “λογισμικό ανωνυμοποίησης, ψευδώνυμα, και πληρωμές Bitcoin”.

In and other sites at όπως το Dream Market ή το Nightmare Market, το κατηγορητήριο ισχυρίζεται ότι ο Απόστολος Τρόβιας προσέφερε και τελικά πούλησε πληροφορίες για μετοχές. Ωστόσο, όπως περιγράφει η καταγγελία (PDF) his clients included at least one IRS undercover agent and one FBI undercover detective.

In 2017, the document claims that Apostolos Trovias provided the IRS agent with pre-release information on at least two occasions in exchange for Bitcoin. The information came from quarterly earnings reports from Illumina and Analogic, although documents show that Trovias combined some of the data in one of the reports.

Between December 2016, when it was registered on the website, and July 2017, when AlphaBay ceased operations, APOSTOLOS TROVIAS, a / k / a “The Bull”, the defendant offered for sale on AlphaBay advice based on shares to non-public information from specific issuers of securities and which could be purchased individually, on a weekly or monthly basis for prices ranging from $ 29,95 per tip or to $ 329,95 for a monthly subscription to non-public based advice internal information.

  1. Between December 2016, when APOSTOLOS TROVIAS, a / k / a “The Bull”, the defendant, acquired his account and around July 2017, when AlphaBay ceased operations, TROVIAS completed the sale of dozens of tips, approximately three weekly and three monthly programs, with a total of approximately 45 transactions through AlphaBay.
  2. Also around 2017, APOSTOLOS TROVIAS, a / k / a "The Bull", the defendant, offered for sale and sold, among other confidential information belonging to various securities issuers, for about $ 5.000 in Bitcoin, at least one Report profits before its release by a public company.

Μέχρι το 2020, οι ομοσπονδιακοί ισχυριζόταν ότι ο Τρόβιας προσπαθούσε να φτιάξει τη δική του ιστοσελίδα, πιθανότατα επειδή οι που χρησιμοποιούσε συνέχιζαν να κλείνουν. Τα έγγραφα του υπουργείου δεν αναφέρουν κάποια σύλληψη.

However, PCMag.com has a document from 27 May seeking extradition after his arrest in Peru.

The Εσωτερικών των charges him with securities fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison, as well as a money laundering charge that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years.

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