The corresponding Hacker News thread doxxed WrkRiot and its employees, and things escalated from there: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12379518
1. The remarks of keeping anonymity online... I think that's just good OpSec tbh. I'm on several sites and none that I can remember have a photo of me
2. The guy used to tout being a former JPMorgan Analyst... Maybe most people don't realize Analyst is one of the lowest positions at these institutions? Or the guy was just name-dropping the megabank
"Choi admitted in his plea... that he was never employed in any capacity by any financial institution..."
HN modding seems like a thankless job, so it seemed a bit misleading to imply HN was ok with it. I think Scott was brought on as a mod since then too, so there are more hands on deck now.
Honest question though:
> As part of his guilty plea, Choi admitted that while attempting to recruit potential employees, he made false and misleading statements about various topics, including his educational and professional history, and the amount of his wealth. Choi admitted in his plea that, in truth, he never attended any business school, that he was never employed in any capacity by any financial institution, and that he exaggerated his wealth.
Is "making misleading statements about various topics" a crime? If you tell your employees that you went to whatever business school, or your net worth is whatever etc etc... is that a crime?
On its own, no. OTOH, making material false statements to people with the intent of getting them to give you something of value is the core of the offense of fraud, which is both a crime and a tort.
> He further admitted that in August 2016, while at WrkRiot’s office in Santa Clara, he emailed several of his employees fake wire transfer confirmation documents purporting to reflect their salary payments for the purpose of convincing his employees to continue working for his privately failing company.
You misrepresented yourself. Maybe shady. Not sure if it is illegal. Clearly there has to be more to it than that?
The direct link to the case documents is:
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Doesn't it take 24-48 hours max to materialize?
To me, this was the scariest quote: Isaac Choi aka Yi Suk Choi, Yisuk Choi, Yi Suk Chae and Isaac Chae. I mean seriously, how many names can a person go by?
Or, in other words: there are two names there.
On the other hand, transliteration of Korean personal names is always in a state of total chaos, so using Chae instead of Choi (or vice versa) is not technically wrong... although definitely unconventional.
People know it from MLK, who was making a statement about the resilience of the faithful and righteous. MLK was actually quoting the 19th century abolitionist Theodore Parker, who was speaking of the inevitability of the end of American slavery.