Is this really true? A hacker named “ElSwapo” reportedly stole $477 million from FTX the day FTX declared bankruptcy.
Could this be ElSwapo?
The Daily Mail reported on ElSwapo this week:
Thee suspects have been charged with stealing roughly $477 million from FTX on the same day the crypto exchange declared bankruptcy, potentially resolving a lingering mystery in the twisted saga.
The indictment mentions the theft of more than $400 million in crypto assets from ‘Victim Company-1’ on November 11 and 12, 2022, and people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal that it refers to FTX.
Prosecutors say Chicagoan Robert Powell, aka ‘ElSwapo1’, was the ringleader of the hacking gang, and names co-conspirators Carter ‘Punslayer’ Rohn of Indianapolis and Emily Hernandez of Colorado Springs.
‘We’re not aware of any other thefts of this magnitude on these dates,’ Tom Robinson, cofounder of blockchain analytics firm Elliptic, told DailyMail.com. ‘It therefore seems likely that “Victim Company 1” is FTX.’
A spokeswoman for the US Attorney in the District of Columbia, where the case was filed, declined to comment.
Hernandez’s public defender, Kelly Christl, also declined to comment, citing her office’s media policy. Attorneys for Powell, Rohn and FTX did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The indictment, first tied to FTX by cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs, describes a sophisticated hacking plot known as ‘SIM Swapping,’ a form of identity theft that involves hijacking a victim’s cell phone number.
The stolen phone numbers are typically used by fraudsters to intercept one-time security codes sent via text message by banks or crypto exchanges.
Prosecutors say that, between March 2021 and April 2023, Powell’s gang pulled off numerous SIM swapping heists targeting customers of AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile across the country.
Could this really be true? We’ve seen the Biden/Obama/Clinton regime indict innocent men and women in an effort to push their agenda. Over 1,000 innocent men and women who protested the 2020 Election on Jan 6 are examples.
We see the corrupt DOJ day after day move forward with bogus cases against President Trump who’s done nothing wrong.
This is how bad our DOJ has gotten.
But this wouldn’t be the first time the DOJ targeted innocents to push a bogus story. When the DOJ gangsters made up the Russia collusion crime they had no Russia collusion. So they made up a storyline behind Russians hacking the US. These people were never found and never prosecuted.
In February of 2018, the Weissman-led Mueller gang must have realized that they needed Russians in their totally corrupt Trump-Russia conspiracy. The problem was there weren’t any because the entire narrative was built on a house of lies. So Weissmann and the Mueller gang decided to create Russians.
Rod Rosenstein announced in an 8-minute presentation that Russians had been found and they worked at a company called Internet Research Agency LLC and funded operations through Concord Management and Consulting LLC and Concord Catering. These Russians worked to steal the election from Hillary Clinton.
The Mueller team later released information on the companies and individuals indicted including information on the activities they participated in during the 2016 Presidential election. The Mueller team accused the Russians of “supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump … and disparaging Hillary Clinton.”
But this was another far-left liberal lie. TGP reported that of the events promoted by these Russians, a total of 31 people attended the Trump rallies while the Hillary rallies promoted by these Russians brought in 10,100 people including big leftist Michael Moore. Much of this was after the 2016 Election.
Time went on and Weissmann and Rosenstein and the Mueller gang never expected any pushback from the Russians they indicted. Why would any Russian risk coming to the US and getting arrested only to face the DOJ in this case? Of course, this would never happen which is perhaps why the indictments were announced in the first place. Also, no one knew if the Russians who were listed in the indictment were real people in the first place.
But then to Weissmann’s horror, the unexpected happened. A law firm representing Concord Management and Consulting showed up to defend their client.
The first thing the attorneys for Concord Management asked for is information on the data backing Weissmann’s indictment.
The ‘non-biased” DOJ attorney representing Weissmann and the Mueller gang in the case was Jeannie Rhee, The [Hillary] Clinton Foundation’s former attorney.
Knowing the entire case was a joke, Concord Management’s attorneys shared in a court filing, “The Special Counsel is not entitled to special rules.” The Concord team reported that they asked for discovery and documents from the Special Counsel but the Weissmann team never replied to over 70 requests and never provided the data requested.
The Concord lawyers went on to systematically destroy Weissmann’s case. They claimed that Mueller and Weissmann indicted “the proverbial ham sandwich” because one of the entities indicted by the Mueller team, Concord Catering, was not in existence at the time the crimes were alleged to have taken place.
Next, Concord Management’s lawyers called out Mueller’s liberal hacks and labeled their allegations as “made up” nonsense. Concord Management’s lawyers revealed that Mueller’s team offered to give Concord Management’s lawyers a massive amount of social media data from the Russian trolls who sought to influence the US election and the majority of it was in Russian. Mueller’s lawyers then admitted they didn’t even have English translations for the Russian social media posts (but Weissmann wanted us to believe that Americans were influenced by these posts?)
Then among other things, Jeannie Rhee went on to align the Russians identified by the Mueller team as members of an ‘organization’. The Russian company’s attorney responded to the judge who apparently understood that these Russians were all members of Concord Management. He said:
No that’s not correct. The individual defendants? No. It’s not even alleged who they are. They’re alleged to be associated with something called an “organization,” which is a made up thing by the special counsel. They just made it up, and they called it an “organization”. We’re not even alleged to be part of the organization. We’re alleged to have funded it. But those people don’t work for us. It’s not alleged they they work for us.”