Josh Cartu who used to own and operate several online casinos, including the now defunct Rome Casino has been charged in a civil case alongside his brothers, Jonathan and David, with operating an illegal binary options business.
The civil charges have been brought by the Ontario Securities Commission and relate to the operation of a binary options business, where citizens of Ontario were solicited, with the brothers obtaining $1.4m from them as a result. Part of a much larger $233m the binary options scheme accrued worldwide.
Earlier this month on 4th May, the Ontario Securities Commission brought civil charges against the three Cartu brothers, alleging that from July 2013 to April 2017 that they operated online trading platforms from which they illegally sold binary options to Ontario residents. Furthermore it is alleged that they also lied to and mislead investors in the scheme.
In addition the civil charges relate to the sites Beeoptions.com and Glenridgecapital.com which it is also alleged the brothers operated as a vehicle for their scheme. As this is a civil case and not a criminal one, if the judge in the case finds against the brothers, they will be required to permanently cease trading. With financial penalties also very likely to be laid against them.