☷Two Keene Residents Charged in Superseding Indictment with Additional Charges Related to Virtual Currency Exchange Business
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Two Keene Residents Charged In Superseding Indictment With Additional Charges Related to Virtual Currency Exchange Business CONCORD – A federal grand jury returned a 33 - count superseding indictment on Monday charging Ian Freeman , 41 , and Aria DiMezzo , 35 , both of Keene , with a variety of financial and fraud crimes , United States Attorney John J . Farley announced today . According to the superseding indictment , Freeman , DiMezzo , and others operated a business that enabled customers to exchange fiat currency for virtual currency . The superseding indictment alleges that the unlicensed business violated federal anti - money laundering laws and regulations . Among other things , the superseding indictment alleges that the defendants opened bank accounts at financial institutions while deceiving financial institutions about the nature of the business being transacted through the accounts . The superseding indictment alleges that some of the transactions conducted by Freeman facilitated the transfer of the proceeds of scams , such as “romance scams . ” Freeman and DiMezzo are charged with participating in a conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business . Freeman also is charged with: ( 1 ) operating an unlicensed money transmitting business; ( 2 ) conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud; ( 3 ) twelve counts of wire fraud; ( 4 ) four counts of money laundering; ( 5 ) conspiracy to commit money laundering: ( 6 ) four counts of attempting to evade taxes; and ( 7 ) operating a financial crimes enterprise . DiMezzo also is charged with ( 1 ) operating an unlicensed money transmitting business; ( 2 ) four counts of wire fraud; and ( 3 ) three counts of money laundering . Freeman and DiMezzo , along with four others , were previously arrested on March 16 , 2021 . Three co - defendants , Nobody F/K/A Richard Paul , of Keene , and Andrew and Renee Spinella of Derry , have pleaded guilty . The government has moved to dismiss the charges against the fourth co - defendant without prejudice . The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation , the Internal Revenue Service , and the United States Postal Inspection Service in coordination with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network . The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Georgiana L . MacDonald , Seth R . Aframe , and John Kennedy . The charges in the superseding indictment are only allegations . The defendants are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law . ###
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