The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it is suing Richard Schueler, known online as Richard Heart, and his three crypto projects, Hex, PulseChain and PulseX, for conducting unregistered offerings of “crypto asset securities.”
The unregistered offerings raised more than $1 billion in crypto from investors, the agency stated.
Heart and PulseChain also were charged with fraud “for misappropriating at least $12 million of offering proceeds to purchase luxury goods including sports cars, watches, and a 555-carat black diamond known as ‘The Enigma’ — reportedly the largest black diamond in the world.”
The SEC has charged Richard Heart, the founder of one of Crypto's most controversial projects and the owner of a plethora of luxury goods, including the world's biggest diamond.
Heart was filmed buying tens of thousands of dollars in Gucci swag as well.