The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that Steven Seagal was accused of illegally advertising Bitcoiin2Gen ICO and fined $ 157 thousand.
The regulator said that while actively participating in the advertising campaign of the crypto project, the actor did not disclose information about his remuneration for promoting the digital currency. According to the SEC, for encouraging investors to invest in B2G in 2018, he received $ 250 thousand in cash and another $ 750 thousand in tokens..
The Commission accused Segal of violating the Securities Act, which explicitly prohibits stars from advertising the assets and shares that tokens were recognized as, without publicly disclosing their personal interest and received compensation for support..
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The SEC fined the actor $ 157,000 and banned him from promoting any securities over the next three years. Steven Seagal silently agreed to pay the fine and not take part in such campaigns. However, the regulator said that the investigation into this case is ongoing..
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