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Florida Man Threatened to Cut Toes of the Victims during Crypto Robberies across North Carolina, New York and other States; Sent to Jail

Florida Man Threatened to Cut Toes of the Victims during Crypto Robberies across North Carolina, New York and other States; Sent to Jail

A man from Florida faces the possibility of a lifetime behind bars following his conviction on Tuesday. Federal officials claim that he orchestrated a notorious robbery crew that wreaked havoc across five states, carrying out home invasions, kidnappings, and assaults.

Remy St. Felix has been convicted in a federal court in North Carolina on nine charges, including conspiracy, kidnapping, Hobbs Act robbery, wire fraud, and brandishing a firearm in connection with violent crimes.

The sentencing for the West Palm Beach native is set for September. The potential consequences for his actions range from a minimum of seven years to a maximum of life in prison.

After the arrest and guilty pleas of all thirteen of St. Felix’s co-conspirators over several months, the ruling was finally made.

From September 2022 to July 2023, authorities have reported that St. Felix was involved in coordinating a string of robberies across multiple states, including Florida, Texas, New York, and North Carolina.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Nicole M. Argentieri, head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, emphasizes that the dedicated investigators and prosecutors were able to apprehend the members of this violent conspiracy, despite their attempts to hide their tracks through encrypted communication and anonymous financial transactions.

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In April 2023, Felix and an accomplice, posing as construction workers, unlawfully entered a victim’s residence, as presented during the trial.

A horrifying incident: the men restrained, attacked, and terrorized the victim and his wife. Following his instructions, St. Felix demanded that the husband transfer a substantial sum of over $150,000 in cryptocurrency from his account.

“The FBI and its partners will not tolerate engaging in violence to steal cryptocurrency, as demonstrated by Remy St. Felix,” stated Executive Assistant Director Timothy Langan of the FBI’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch.

According to a criminal complaint obtained by the Miami Herald, St. Felix resorted to extreme measures to make the husband comply, making threats of violence and harm.

During the trial, it was revealed how St. Felix and his crew meticulously observed their targets before carrying out their home invasion robberies.

“The victims in this case went through an incredibly distressing and agonizing ordeal that no individual should ever have to go through,” stated U.S. Attorney Sandra J. Hairston for the Middle District of North Carolina.

In July 2023, St. Felix was caught while en route to carry out another home invasion in New York.

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