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Truglia Who Pled to SIM-Swap to Steal Crypto Offers $20 Million Sentencing Postponed Again

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 30 – Nicholas Truglia was charged with -- and pleaded guilty too - cyber intrusion in order to steal crypto-currency.   

    On May 21, 2021 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.   

Truglia was charged with "SIM swapping;" the complaint says $23.8 million were diverted. Then money was laundered.  

 Judge Hellerstein set a deadline of June 29 , 2021 at 2:30 pm to make motions or waive the right.

  Truglia pled guilty on October 28, 2021, and was belatedly set for sentencing on November 2, 2022. Inner City Press again was there.

After a discussion of information still lacking from his counsel to Probation for the Pre-Sentencing Report, it was postponed to November 30, and he was taken back into detention. Inner City Press live tweeted here

Ok- now at sentencing in US v Nicholas Truglia who pled guilty to  a scheme to steal $20 million in cryptocurrency through a SIM swap attack. He is in a suit, 2 US Marshals behind him.

The Pre-Sentencing Report says defendant refused to ID the bank.

His lawyer says false, it's TD Bank NA.

Judge Hellerstein: why didn't you correct this in June?

Counsel: We told Probation he stores his crypto wallet online

Judge Hellerstein: Give them more info

 Now the sentencing is being adjourned to Nov 30 at 2:15 pm. Judge Hellerstein emphasizes he will not adjourn it again.

Inner City Press went on November 30; things stretched past 4 pm. At first Judge Hellerstein was expressing skepticism at blaming the crime on autism.

But once the question of why the US Attorney's Office has not prosecuted any of the conspirators, combined with Truglia raised his offered restitution to $20 million, it appeared he might not only go below the 51 to 63 month guidelines, but escape prison for a mental health plan.

  It will be decided, or at least discussed, on December 1 at 2:15 pm. More on Patreon here.  Watch this site.

The case is US v. Truglia, 19-cr-921 (Hellerstein)


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