Payza Founders Sentenced in $250M Money Laundering Case

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Payza Founders Sentenced in $250M Money Laundering Case

The founders of digital funds processor Payza will support 12 months-plus penal complex terms and forfeit $4.5 million in seized sources for breaking federal money transmission regulations, the U.S. Division of Justice acknowledged.


Brothers Firoz and Ferhan Patel, both Canadian, had pleaded responsible in July to a lineup of monetary crimes stemming from Payza, their worldwide funds startup. Prosecutors acknowledged the unlicensed agency processed extra than $250 million, including funds identified to be connected to crime, an allegation the brothers within the slay admitted to.

On Tuesday, Firoz got a 36-month sentence and Ferhan an 18-month sentence from U.S. District Court docket in Washington, D.C. Their firm Payza (aka MH Pillars) shall be in company probation for the following three years.

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