If you invested in the proprietary token offered by the now-defunct crypto exchange BitConnect, the FBI wants to hear from you.
The FBI said investors’ responses would be “useful” as it investigates the case, and that it may reach out to respondents for additional information.
As a result, BitConnect’s BCC token plunged more than 90 percent, falling from over $400 to less than $20 in the first weeks of 2018. Crypto market data site CoinMarketCap now no longer lists the token.
The FBI said in Wednesday’s statement:
Back in March 2018, Trevon James, former BitConnect investor and promoter, said that the FBI was investigating the case and that he had spoken to the agency about the exchange and his involvement with the project.
“I’m glad that I don’t know anything, so that means there’s no proof that I knew anything,” James commented at the time.
In August 2018, the Criminal Investigation Department of the Indian state of Gujarat police arrested former BitConnect India head Divyesh Darji after receiving an alert from the country’s immigration agency.
The BitConnect case is now running as a single legal effort in the U.S. In October 2018, an Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint was initiated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida that also named additional BitConnect owners and promoters who were previously not part of any lawsuits.
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