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SafeMoon Karony Still Jailed in Utah Now DOJ Lists Its Discovery Including Discord Here

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

EDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 29 – On November 2, 2023 SafeMoon's trio were indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Inner City Press covered it.

 Prosecutors charged Braden John Karony, Kyle Nagy, and Thomas Smith with conspiracy to commit securities fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy for their roles in defrauding investors in a decentralized finance digital asset called “SafeMoon”  Earlier today, Karony was arrested in Provo, Utah...

 On November 3, Smith was arraigned, bond document on Patreon here ....

On November 8, EDNY prosecutors wrote "seeking the detention of the defendant Braden John Karony." Full memo on Patreon here.

But Karony was ordered free on bond, by Magistrate Daphne A. Oberg (whose previous freeing of January 6 defendant John Earle Sullivan Inner City Press previously covered here). The EDNY prosecutors have written to the assigned District Judge to appeal / seek a stay, 6-page letter on Patreon here.

On Sunday November 12 Karony's lawyers wrote in that "without more, every U.S. citizen facing criminal charges in the digital asset space would be detained through trial, in effect establishing an unrebuttable crypto presumption." Full letter on Patreon here.

On November 13, Inner City Press live tweeted the bail appeal in which Karony was ordered detained and to be brought to EDNY, thread:

 Judge: I order Mr. Karony to be detained pending his transfer to the EDNY. I will be happy to reconsider this if there is a most robust bail package. Adjourned.

After the judge got off, a voice said, SafeMoon Army, out.

On November 22, Karony's lawyers filed - Letter on Patreon here.

On November 27, the prosecutors replied that transport will take the time it takes, and there is no basis for release. Letter on Patreon here.

Late on November 29 the EDNY US Attorney's Office filed its discovery list including:

Documents, communications and other records obtained from Discord, Inc. pursuant to a search warrant for Discord Username “CPT_HODL_T_MUN” with user ID 233043453645160448, Bates numbered EDNY-KARONY-00000020. • FBI FD-302 Report of the October 31, 2023 arrest of the defendant, Bates numbered EDNY-KARONY-00000021—EDNY-KARONY-00000022. • FBI FD-395 Advice of Rights form signed by the defendant on October 31, 2023, Bates numbered EDNY-KARONY-00000023. • Audio-video recording of the defendant’s custodial interview, Bates numbered EDNY-KARONY-00000024. • United States Marshals Service Personal History of Defendant (USM-312) form, Bates numbered EDNY-KARONY-00000025–EDNY-KARONY00000027. • FBI booking package for defendant Braden John Karony, Bates numbered EDNY-KARONY-00000028–EDNY-KARONY-00000033

Full list on Patreon here.

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