The Krassenstein brothers, often looked at as prominent leftist political personalities on the social media platform X, have gained notoriety for their relentless and outspoken criticism of people like Donald Trump and pretty much everything associated with conservative ideology.
But as early as 2003, the Krassenstein brothers embarked on a different journey. One of corruption that would leave them at the feet of the federal government about a decade later.
They established enigmatic web forums such as TalkGold and MoneyMakerGroup, which, according to Homeland Security Special Agent Michael Adams, allegedly served as hubs for the promotion of high-yield investment programs (HYIPs.) These platforms became breeding grounds for potential financial fraud, especially as they claimed that they ran the “ONLY safelist for HYIP.”
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐊𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐟𝐢𝐚 🚨🇷🇺
Beginning as early as 2003, the Krassenstein brothers initiated a NEFARIOUS web of operations, including enigmatic web forums such as TalkGold and MoneyMakerGroup.
— Preston Parra (@ThePrestonParra) August 31, 2023
In a dramatic turn of events in 2017, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) stormed the Krassensteins’ residences, dismantling their websites under suspicions of their direct involvement with a Russian crime syndicate–A.K.A. the Russian mafia. The DOJ accused them of involvement in schemes linked to wire fraud of proceeds, which is what resulted in the warrant to obtain their property as it related to the conspiracy.
All the while, the Krassensteins maintained their innocence, asserting that their websites aimed to distinguish legitimate online opportunities from fraudulent ones.
A shadowy settlement was secured, with the brothers surrendering nearly $450,000, leaving unanswered questions about their role in a complex narrative covered with questionable circumstances.
The lingering question for many that remain seems to be is who or what shielded the Krassenstein Brothers from their entanglement in the criminal underworld, and how deeply sown was their involvement with the Russian mafia?
Preston Parra is a Contributor for Turley Talks.
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