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Crypto Scammer in ‘Geniuses’ Hack Gets 18 Months in Prison

  • Nicholas Truglia sentenced over SIM attack on crypto adviser
  • Hackers got hold of high-security codes to steal $22 million
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By day Nicholas Truglia led a lonely life from his luxury Manhattan apartment, playing video games and working out. By night he went clubbing and boasted of having more money than anyone else in the room, according to court filings. 

Now Truglia, 25, is to serve 18 months in prison after a federal judge on Thursday sentenced him for his role in a scheme to hack a blockchain consultant’s phone and stealing $22 million in cryptocurrency. Truglia has already served 12 months of the term. He was facing 51 to 63 months under sentencing guidelines.