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Extradited from Singapore Stock Fraudster Shamoon Rafiq Is Quietly Detained in SDNY

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

SDNY Exclusive, Jan 12 – A man convicted of fraud in Google stock in 2004, then hit with a sealed indictment in 2020, was presented on Friday in Federal court in Manhattan after extradition from Singapore. Inner City Press was the only media there; this is an exclusive courtroom story. 

 Shamoon Rafiq is charged with setting up a fake website and "soliciting millions of dollars from investment firms in New York and elsewhere" claiming he had pre-IPO stock.

  US Marshals brought him before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Robyn F. Tarnofsky on January 12. She told him he is charged with securities fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.  

  He was detained on consent, with a control date in February. 

More detail on Substack here.

he case is US v. Rafiq, 20-mj-9076 (Tarnofsky)


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