Bitcoin (File)

Florida Man Convicted In North Carolina For Brutal Multi-State Home Invasions Targeting Crypto Owners

Bitcoin (File)
Bitcoin (File)

A federal jury in Greensboro, North Carolina, has convicted Remy St. Felix, 24, of West Palm Beach, Florida, for his leadership role in a violent scheme targeting cryptocurrency owners. St. Felix orchestrated a series of home invasions across multiple states, inflicting terror and stealing millions in digital currency.

The conviction follows a months-long trial that exposed St. Felix’s role as the ringleader of an international conspiracy.

According to court documents and evidence presented, St. Felix and his accomplices meticulously planned and executed home invasions targeting cryptocurrency holders between September 2022 and July 2023. The targeted states included North Carolina, Florida, Texas, and New York.

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The ruthless robberies involved forced entry, kidnapping, assault, and threats with firearms. In one instance from April 2023, St. Felix and a co-conspirator stormed into a victim’s home.

They then bound and held the homeowner at gunpoint while threatening violence against them and their spouse. Meanwhile, other accomplices accessed and transferred over $150,000 worth of cryptocurrency from the victim’s account.

The investigation revealed that St. Felix and his crew went to great lengths to target their victims. Evidence suggests they hacked into email accounts and conducted physical surveillance before carrying out the robberies.

“St Felix and his co-conspirators targeted victims across the United States for brutal home invasions, kidnappings, and robberies in order to steal cryptocurrency,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Nicole M. Argentieri, head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “Although the members of this violent conspiracy tried to cover their tracks through encrypted communication and anonymous financial transactions, they were not beyond the reach of our dedicated investigators and prosecutors. The jury’s verdict today—the latest in more than a dozen convictions in this case—should serve as yet another reminder that the Criminal Division and its partners are committed to bringing violent offenders to justice, no matter how technically sophisticated their crimes may be.”

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“The victims in this case suffered a horrible, painful experience that no citizen should have to endure,” said U.S. Attorney Sandra J. Hairston for the Middle District of North Carolina. “The defendant and his co-conspirators acted purely out of greed and callously terrorized those they targeted. The jury’s verdict in this case represents a vital step in securing justice for these victims.”

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 11 and faces a mandatory minimum of seven years in prison and a maximum penalty of life in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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