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    Brian Hoop v. MEXC Global LLC et al: First Amended Complaint (‘$232K Pig Butchering Crypto Theft’)

    Complaint alleging "Defendants’'theft of $232,792.66 worth of digital assets held by Plaintiff" via "an increasingly common and sophisticated fraudulent scheme known as a "pig-butchering scam," wherein victims such as Plaintiff are "fattened" for financial "slaughter" by tricking the victim into giving cryptocurrency to the scammer through the creation of a website designed to mimic a legitimate cryptocurrency exchange" in Brian Hoop, of Iowa v. Emma Doe, described as "a resident of the People's Republic of China"; John Does 1-XX, believed to be "residents of the People's Republic of China"; 177.7621 Ether, and MEXC Global LLC, of Delaware, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.