ORLANDO, Fla. — Six individuals have been arrested, all dealing with prices linked to what Florida’s Lawyer Common referred to as a fancy prison enterprise.
Lawyer Common Ashley Moody stated a 17-year-old Orlando teen was the mastermind behind an elaborate scheme involving cryptocurrency, the darkish net, and weapons.
Moody and the Florida Division of Regulation Enforcement stated Justin Vassell used cryptocurrency to get cash off the darkish net and launder it round Orlando.
Investigators stated Vassell used cryptocurrency to purchase bundles of stolen ids off the darkish net, then opened bank cards underneath these names, and acquired $350,000 value of merchandise, together with weapons and dozens of packs of ammunition.
Investigators stated these objects have been then offered to pawn retailers round Orlando.
Earlier this week, Vassell and his mother, Jacqueline Vassell, have been arrested in Osceola County.
Lawrence Dority was arrested in Orange County and was out on bond on a second-degree homicide cost from final Could.
Dority is accused of killing former Magic participant Adreian Payne.
FDLE needed to monitor three different suspects from throughout the nation.
Justin’s sister, Shannon Vassell, and Marc Williams have been arrested in Suwannee County, Georgia.
Deonte Benejan was arrested in Lorain County, Ohio.
FDLE stated the group took benefit of greater than 70 individuals and ten on-line companies.
Whereas all six face prices for racketeering, cash laundering and extortion, Vassell additionally faces prices for grand theft.
If convicted the 17-year-old might withstand 135 years in jail.