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Crypto Firm Co-Founder to Plead Guilty in Celeb-Touted Scam (1)

July 13, 2020, 7:49 PM

The third co-founder of a cryptocurrency firm plans to plead guilty to duping investors into putting more than $25 million in an initial coin offering that the company promoted with the help of celebrities including boxer Floyd Mayweather and musician DJ Khaled.

Sohrab “Sam” Sharma, co-founder of Centra Tech Inc., has agreed to change his plea, his lawyers told U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield in a court filing Monday in New York. Sharma had been scheduled to go to trial in November.

Centra Tech’s other co-founders, Robert Farkas and Raymond Trapani, already pleaded guilty to charges that they misled ...