Is BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem, who was arrested for allegedly helping launder $1 million Bitcoins related to Silk Road drug trafficking, in discussions with federal prosecutors regarding a possible plea bargain?
Order of Continuance" filed in Federal Court filed on February 26, 2014:
It is further found that Marc Agnifilo, Esq. counsel for defendant, and Assistant United States Attorney Serrin Turner have been engaged in, and are continuing, discussions concerning a possible disposition of this case;
It is further found that, the Government has requested a continuance of 30 days to engage in further discussions with counsel about the disposition of this case and that the defendant, through counsel, has consented that such a continuance may be granted for that purpose and has specifically waived the right to be charged in an indictment or information for an additional 30 days.
Sam E. Antar
Download USA v Shrem - Order of Continuance
I am a convicted felon and a former CPA. As the criminal CFO of Crazy Eddie, I helped my cousin Eddie Antar and other members of his family mastermind one of the largest securities frauds uncovered during the 1980's. I committed my crimes in cold-blood for fun and profit, and simply because I could. If it weren't for the heroic efforts of the FBI, SEC, Postal Inspector's Office, US Attorney's Office, and class action plaintiff's lawyers who investigated, prosecuted, and sued me, I would still be the criminal CFO of Crazy Eddie today. I do not want or seek forgiveness for my vicious crimes from my victims. My past sins are unforgivable.
There is a saying, "It takes one to know one." I've provided professional work for the FBI, IRS, SEC, Justice Department, and other federal and state law enforcement agencies in training them to identify fraud and catch white-collar criminals. Often, I refer cases to them as an independent whistleblower. I teach white-collar crime classes for various government entities, professional organizations, businesses, and colleges and universities. I provide forensic accounting services for law firms and other clients. Recently, I've helped the AICPA Fraud Task Force develop better methods for detecting fraud.
I do not own any Bitcoins and have no affiliation with BitInstant or Charlie Shrem.