Latvia Extradites National to the U.S. for Securities Fraud in Cryptocurrency Scheme

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Friday, September 16, 2022
Bruce Zagaris

On August 26, 2022, Latvia extradited Ivars Auzins, a citizen of Latvia, to the United States to answer a six-count indictment charging him with wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracies to commit wire fraud and securities fraud in connection with the operation of eight companies purporting to offer, invest in, or mine digital assets.  Auzins was arraigned in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York on August 27 before Judge Roanne L. Mann.[1]

[1]    U.S. Department of Justice, Latvian Individual Extradited for Securities Fraud and Wire Fraud in Cryptocurrency Scheme, Press Rel. , Aug. 26, 2022;