U.S. officers have filed felony prices in opposition to Avraham Eisenberg, who exploited the DeFi platform Mango Markets earlier this 12 months.
Damian Williams, U.S. Lawyer for the Southern District of New York, stated in a Dec. 27 courtroom submitting that Eisenberg was arrested on Monday in Puerto Rico.
William’s submitting additionally ordered the unsealing of an earlier complaint dated Dec. 23. In that grievance, FBI agent Brandon Racz described how Eisenberg participated in a scheme by which he deliberately and artificially manipulated perpetual futures contracts on Mango Markets to steal roughly $110 million round Oct. 11.
Racz’s account of the scheme broadly says that Eisenberg used two accounts to inflate the worth of MNGO Perpetuals relative to the USDC stablecoin. Eisenberg additionally borrowed, swapped, and withdrew numerous property to be able to revenue from the scheme.
Eisenberg has been referred to as the perpetrator of the Mango assault since Oct. 15, when he publicly admitted to finishing up stated assault as a part of a gaggle. Eisenberg insisted at the moment that his actions constituted a authorized buying and selling technique.
Across the time of that admission, Eisenberg returned $67 million to Mango’s DAO after getting into negotiations with Mango Markets. The DeFi platform stated that it could not pursue felony investigations, although its promise apparently didn’t forestall U.S. legislation enforcement from prosecuting Eisenberg this week.
At present’s submitting additionally notes that Eisenberg traveled from the U.S. to Israel round Oct. 12. Racz means that Eisenberg’s departure was an try to keep away from arrest.
Eisenberg has additionally pursued different questionable schemes together with the launch of his personal meme coin and a failed assault on the Aave lending platform.