Cựu sáng lập và giám đốc điều hành của công ty logistics chuỗi cung ứng bị buộc tội gian lận chuyển khoản 20 triệu USD
nhà sáng lập của Slync -- công ty khởi nghiệp phần mềm quản lý chuỗi cung ứng, bị buộc tội biển thủ 20 triệu USD...
Christopher Kirchner, 35, was charged (buộc tội) via criminal complaint (khiếu nại hình sự) with wire fraud (lừa đảo qua mạng) and arrested at his home in Westlake early Tuesday morning. He made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hal R. Ray, Jr. later in the day.
“This defendant flaunted (phô trương) his apparent wealth (sự giàu có rõ ràng) while allegedly (cáo buộc) diverting (chuyển hướng) millions from company coffers (ngân khố) into his private bank account,” said U.S. Attorney Leigha Simonton. “Slync investors and employees are understandably outraged (tức giận), and we sympathize. We look forward to holding Mr. Kirchner accountable in federal court.”
“As the criminal complaint alleges, Mr. Kirchner used his position as a CEO to defraud (lừa đảo) investors and the company he worked for by diverting funds for his personal benefit. He did this to fund a lavish lifestyle (lối sống xa hoa) at the expense of (với cái giá của) those that trusted him to act responsibly and ethically (đạo đức),” said FBI Dallas Acting Special Agent in Charge James J. Dwyer. “The FBI will remain persistent (kiên trì) in our efforts to hold individuals accountable that commit such brazen (trắng trợn) acts of corporate greed (lòng tham của doanh nghiệp).”
According to the complaint, Mr. Kirchner – who served as Slync’s CEO from 2017 until 2022, when he was suspended by the Board of Directors due to allegations (cáo buộc) of misconduct (hành vi sai trái) – allegedly wired $20 million from Slync’s bank account to his personal checking account.
In text messages, Mr. Kirchner told an employee that he was transferring money received from an investor into “an investment account” and a “chase” account. He then instructed the employee to approve the wires.