• Alex Mashinsky, the former CEO of Celsius Network, is set to be released on bail after being charged with fraud.
• He has been given a $40 million personal recognizance bond, which must be signed by his wife and another financially responsible individual.
• The SEC alleges that Mashinsky and the company misled investors about the privately held firm’s finances.
Former Celsius CEO Mashinsky Released on Bail
Alex Mashinsky, the former CEO of Celsius Network, is set to be released on bail following his arrest and fraud charges on Thursday, July 13. A U.S. district court judge granted him a $40 million personal recognizance bond that must be signed by his wife by Friday, July 14 and another financially responsible individual before July 21. His New York City residence and bank account will serve as collateral for the bond agreement.
Promise to Appear in Court
Mashinsky’s legal team strongly denies the charges against him and has expressed their commitment to mounting an aggressive defense in court. Under the promise of appearing in court for all hearings and proceedings related to his case, he is now allowed to travel within New York but must surrender his travel documents to authorities first. He also cannot open any new financial or cryptocurrency accounts without approval from Pretrial Services.
Fahrenheit Acquires Celsius Assets
Following Celsius Network’s declaration of bankruptcy in July 2022, Fahrenheit recently acquired its assets. On Thursday, however, the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit against both Alex Mashinsky and Celsius alleging they unlawfully raised billions of dollars through unregistered cryptocurrency securities sales as well as misleading investors about the company’s financial state as a private firm.
SEC Files Lawsuit Against Former CEO
The SEC claims that Mashinsky was involved with selling unregistered cryptocurrency securities such as digital coins or tokens without properly informing buyers about risks associated with their investments or providing full disclosure about any potential conflicts of interest he may have had in directing them away from other options available at that time such as traditional stocks or bonds issued by banks or other financial institutions approved by regulatory agencies like FINRA or FDIC etc.. Furthermore they allege he misled investors about how much money could potentially be made from investing in certain digital assets offered by Celsius along with failing to inform them about current market conditions which would affect prices drastically over short periods thereby giving them false impressions regarding their profits which could not be realized until later if at all at all due to market volatility etc..
Yankwitt LLP Representing Mashinsky
Mashinksy is currently being represented by Yankwitt LLP – a New York-based trial and litigation firm – who continue denying all charges leveled against him arguing none are true nor legally supportable under US laws governing securities trading activities etc… As such they remain committed towards mounting an aggressive defense strategy for their client till such time justice prevails over any injustices alleged against him either directly indirectly caused by malicious intent attributed heretofore mentioned allegations set forth hereinabove today this date…