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USA v Conor Freeman, et al.

18/4/2019

**A loosely organized group of hackers used sim swap fraud to gain control of their victims' online accounts and steal cypto from them. **

7/8/21 Update

  • NOTICE TO APPEAR as to Reyad Gafar Abbas, Sentencing set for 8/9/2021 10:30 AM before District Judge Denise Page Hood
  • Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings as to Colton Jurisic: Sentencing set for 9/23/2021 10:00 AM before District Judge Denise Page Hood 

7/8/21 Update

  • NOTICE TO APPEAR as to Ricky Handschumacher, Sentencing set for 8/9/2021 09:00 AM before District Judge Denise Page Hood
  • Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings as to Garrett Endicott: Sentencing set for 9/23/2021 02:00 PM before District Judge Denise Page Hood

2/18/21 Update On or about February 11, 2020, Defendant Colton Jurisic pleaded guilty to Count 1 of the Indictment, which charges him with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349.

In Defendant’s Rule 11 Plea Agreement (“Rule 11”) Defendant agreed to forfeit to the United States his right, title, and interest in the following:

  • a. One hundred fifty (150) Bitcoin seized from Colton Jurisic (approximate value $1,531,599.01 as of February 11, 2020); Case 2:19-cr-20246-DPH-APP ECF No. 101, PageID.409 Filed 02/18/21 Page 2 of 10 3
  • b. Nineteen thousand, sixty dollars ($19,060) U.S. Currency seized from Colton Jurisic;
  • c. 0.5040000000 of Cardano virtual currency from Defendant Colton Jurisic’s Binance Account (approximate value $0.03 as of February 11, 2020);
  • d. 305,094.1710000000 of Basic Attention Token virtual currency from Defendant Colton Jurisic’s Binance Account (approximate value $90,541.58 as of February 11, 2020);
  • e. 0.0004730000 of Bitcoin Cash ABC virtual currency from Defendant Colton Jurisic’s Binance Account (approximate value $0.22 as of February 11, 2020);
  • f. 0.0007160000 of Bitcoin Cash SV virtual currency from Defendant Colton Jurisic’s Binance Account (approximate value $0.26 as of February 11, 2020);
  • g. 0.0000060500 of Binance Coin virtual currency from Defendant Colton Jurisic’s Binance Account (approximate value $0.00 as of February 11, 2020);
  • h. 0.0000376300 of Bitcoin virtual currency from Defendant Colton Jurisic’s Binance Account (approximate value $0.38 as of February 11, 2020);
  • i. 0.0100000000 of Metal virtual currency from Defendant Colton Jurisic’s Binance Account (approximate value $0.00 as of February 11, 2020);
  • j. 0.6100000000 of Substratum virtual currency from Defendant Colton Jurisic’s Binance Account (approximate value $0.00 as of February 11, 2020). The parties agree that item no. (a) listed above is modified to include the following information and that Defendant agrees to forfeit this modified item: Case 2:19-cr-20246-DPH-APP ECF No. 101, PageID.410 Filed 02/18/21 Page 3 of 10 4
  • k. 150.00896251 of Bitcoin seized from Colton Jurisic (approximate value $1,531,599.01 as of February 11, 2020). 

2/11/20 Update Defendant Colton Jurisic signed the guilty plea agreement.

12/22/20 Update Defendant Conor Freeman filed a motion to dismiss all counts.

District Judge Denise Page Hood granted Defendant Conor Freeman's motion to dismiss to all counts.

12/7/20 Update The preliminary order of forfeiture was filed for Defendant Reyad Abbas. A forfeiture money judgment is granted and entered against him in favor of the United States in the amount of $399,249.75, representing the total value of the property subject to forfeiture for his violation of Count One of the Indictment. 

11/8/19 Update Defendant Garrett Endicott signed the guilty plea agreement.

11/3/20 Update Defendant Ryan Stevenson pleads guilty and requested to transfer to the District of Connecticut to which he resides.

10/18/19 Update Defendants Ricky Handschumachers and Reyad Gafar Abbas signed the guilty plea agreement.

5/16/19 Update Defendants Colton Jurisic, Garrett Endicott, Ricky Handschumacher, and Reyad Gafar Abbas were released with unsecured bonds each worth $10,000.

Claims in
USA v Conor Freeman, et al.
Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud

confederate, and agree together and with each other to commit

Aggravated Identity Theft, Aiding and Abetting

Whoever, during, and in relation to any felony violation enumerated in subsection (c), knowingly transfers, possesses, or uses, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person. Anyone who helps or encourages an individual to knowingly transfer, possess, or use, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person.

Aggravated Identity Theft

Whoever, during, and in relation to any felony violation enumerated in subsection (c), knowingly transfers, possesses, or uses, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person.

Wire fraud, Aiding and Abetting

This law makes defrauding, devising a scheme to defraud by means of wire, TV, signal unlawful.

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