Next Day Gear Busted

Discussion in 'Steroid News Forum' started by eryximachus, May 8, 2018.

  1. balco

    balco Member

    Even still if you ever get audited the IRS will ask where the money came from.

    Edit: I am referring to buying property and houses specifically. Obviously you could always put your property in others people's name like most dealers do but then you never actually own anything. From what I know the IRS isn't as concerned with money laundering because you are paying taxes on that money so it's a win/win.

    Edit#2: I mean look at the Panama Papers, politicians and wealthy people from around the world were money laundering/evading taxes and getting away with it for years until an attorney leaked everything.
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  2. SmallWoody

    SmallWoody Member Supporter

    Create a website and add a bitcoin Api for payments. Sell "artwork" and just buy your own stuff and call it a day. Send some stuff to friend of friends so you have records of addresses etc. Report it to IRS and done. Just makesure everything is untraceable
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  3. Ophydian

    Ophydian Member

    You’ll have to pay taxes on the artwork. You either way you’re going to pay a tax on something.
  4. SmallWoody

    SmallWoody Member Supporter

    But what would you rather do. Cash thousands of coins every month out of nowhere and get watched from having suspicious activity..... or, route those coins through your fake business and pay taxes and be done with it. Atleast with the fake business plan it would look legitimate. Cashing out with a bitcoin broker can only go so far with so much
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  5. bolder

    bolder Member Supporter

    Not true bro! I’ve been using this ID for years!! :D

  6. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    Lmao. Legit AF.
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  7. SmallWoody

    SmallWoody Member Supporter

    "You look like Aladdin"
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  8. bolder

    bolder Member Supporter

    Do you mean... McLovin :D
  9. Ophydian

    Ophydian Member

    Well no what I was saying is you are paying a tax to sell artwork or have it laundered through a front. You either pay the government or organized crime.
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  10. TenPin

    TenPin Member

    Don’t confuse revenue with profit !
  11. Of that estimated $560,000 per year, profit would still be enormous, even after deducting costs to manufacture. They wouldn't take the risk if they weren't making out like bandits.
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  12. Thaistick

    Thaistick Member

    That's the point, this takes care of the tax issue.
  13. Oldschool

    Oldschool Member

    At least we meso members are flying under the radar. We are deemed unreliable. Lol Screenshot_20190421-162254_Drive.jpg
  14. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    Callaway Crain and Mark Sanchez of Next DAy Gear pleaded guilty in exchange for promised sentences of 2 ½ to 7 ½ years in prison:

    DA Vance Announces Guilty Pleas in $2.8 Million Internet Drug Ring

    APRIL 23, 2019

    Defendants Sold Anabolic Steroids and Other Controlled Substances From Their Website “NextDayGear” and on the Dark Web

    Defendants Accepted Cryptocurrency and Western Union Payments, and Laundered the Proceeds

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the guilty pleas of CALLAWAY CRAIN, 35, and MARK SANCHEZ, 35, for running a steroid and controlled substance business that laundered millions of dollars in cryptocurrency and Western Union payments. The defendants sold their products, which they manufactured, marketed, and shipped, on a website they controlled called “NextDayGear,” and on the dark web. The defendants sold injectable steroids and oral steroids, in addition to medications to counteract the effect of steroid use, including Xanax, Valium, and viagra. Between 2013 and 2018, the defendants shipped more than 10,000 packages across the U.S., generating more than $2.8 million in revenue through cryptocurrency and Western Union payments, which they laundered and converted to cash. Today, CRAIN and SANCHEZ pleaded guilty to Money Laundering in the 2nd Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree, with promised sentences of 2 ½ to 7 ½ years in prison. They are expected to be sentenced on July 12, 2019.

    This was the first conviction for money laundering involving cryptocurrency by New York State prosecutors. Last week, the Office indicted a dark web operation that sold and shipped hundreds of thousands of counterfeit Xanax tablets and other controlled substances, and laundered $2.3 million in cryptocurrency by using preloaded debit cards and withdrawing cash at ATMs in Manhattan and New Jersey.

    “These defendants raked in crypto and cash worth millions on their full-service website that sold prescription-free counterfeit steroids and other controlled substances to customers in all fifty states,” said District Attorney Vance. “Online drug sellers who do business in New York should take note: whether you’re operating in plain sight or in hidden corners of the dark web, my Office has the skills and resources to follow the money, shut down your business, and hold you accountable.”

    According to court documents, and as admitted in the defendants’ guilty pleas, beginning in 2013, CRAIN and SANCHEZ operated and managed a series of websites named “NextDayGear” that sold anabolic steroids, such as testosterone, nandrolone, and stanozolol, as well as controlled substances and pharmaceuticals that can be used to counteract the negative effects of steroid use, including Xanax, Valium, and Viagra.

    The defendants purchased steroids, precursor chemicals, and other controlled substances wholesale from China and other countries. After obtaining the chemicals and substances, they mixed, pressed, and packaged them, often under brand names they created; advertised and sold them online; and shipped them to customers in all 50 states and sixteen countries. Their customers included a college football player, an NFL football player, a professional volleyball player, fitness trainers, police officers, members of the armed services deployed overseas, body builders, drug dealers, doctors, lawyers, and a high school athletic coach.

    From 2013 through 2015, the defendants operated their criminal enterprise from a series of Manhattan apartments, before moving the operation to Dallas, Texas, in 2016. Search warrants executed in Dallas, conducted after multiple undercover purchases, revealed a manufacturing laboratory and distribution workspace operated by the defendants, including an air filtration hood, autoclave sterilizer, pill press, scale, empty vials, labels, packaging materials, pill counter, sealer, computer, label printer, and a storage area and refrigerator filled with pre-packaged steroids, controlled substances and pharmaceuticals.

    Between March 2013 and January 2018, the defendants shipped more than 10,000 packages, paid shipping costs of over $32,000 and generated at least $2.8 million in revenue. Typically, customers paid in the form of bitcoin, which the defendants laundered through one or more intermediary cryptocurrency “wallets” in order to obscure the source of the funds. The defendants then converted the bitcoin into U.S. currency using a cryptocurrency exchange service, before depositing the cash into their bank accounts. Customers also made payments through Western Union. Those payments were laundered through the use of false identities, or through international wire transfers from foreign based receivers.

    Assistant D.A. Adam Maltz and Assistant D.A. James Hanley handled the prosecution of the case under the supervision of Assistant D.A.s Michael Ohm, Deputy Chief of the Rackets Bureau; Judy Salwen, Principal Deputy Chief of the Rackets Bureau; Jodie Kane, Chief of the Rackets Bureau, and Executive Assistant D.A. Michael Sachs, Chief of the Investigation Division. Senior Rackets Investigator Jeremiah Breen, Rackets Investigator Brian Conway, Supervising Rackets Investigator Max Adler, Assistant Chief Investigator Michael Wigdor, Chief Investigator Walter Alexander Financial Analyst Michael Kelly, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investigative Analyst Oliver Van Zant, Investigative Analyst Jake Diamond and former Investigative Analysts Miye D’Oench and Rebecca Goldberg, and Supervising Computer Forensic Analyst Douglas Daus, assisted in the investigation.

    District Attorney Vance thanked the Dallas Police Department, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, Western Union, Coinbase, and Postal Inspector Lauren Fetch of the United States Postal Inspection Service for their assistance in the investigation.

    Defendant Information:

    CALLAWAY CRAIN, D.O.B. 12/22/1983

    Dallas, Texas


    • Money Laundering in the Second Degree, a class C felony, one count
    • Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a class D felony, one count
    MARK SANCHEZ, D.O.B. 12/30/1983

    Dallas, Texas


    • Money Laundering in the Second Degree, a class C felony, one count
    • Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a class D felony, one count
    Source: DA Vance Announces Guilty Pleas in $2.8 Million Internet Drug Ring
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  15. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    The owner of Hulk Body Labs provided extensive information about Next Day Gear when he was busted a few months earlier.

    Also, NDG used ONE USPS account to ship ALL 10,000+ of their customer packages. That provided a lot of information about a lot of people.
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  16. 88GENERAL88

    88GENERAL88 Member

    I am Not 100%, but I think there is a statue of limitation when it comes to financial crimes, atleast when it comes to federal beefs. Each state has there own stipulations, state prosecutors only attempt to get theirs if feds can’t make a case.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
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  17. ickyrica

    ickyrica Member Supporter

    oh lord, lol. Better off using stamps and doing random drops in blue boxes. Isn't there postage that you can buy with bitcoin still? Been a while since I looked into that.
  18. 88GENERAL88

    88GENERAL88 Member

    This is 100% fact. They have a hard on for opiates and benzos. The steroids just happened to be collateral damage, however, either way, when it comes down to the nitty gritty, the reason why drugs are such a sought after prosecution and the closing ratio is so hi for prosecutors is because every person selling ILLEGAL anything, chance are they are not paying TAXES. Which the government looks at as it is not receiving their cut of the action. Then the government turns it around to seem like the dealers are defrauding the American people.
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  19. TRTvegan

    TRTvegan Member

    After reading the article alot if guys needs to really read the article ...

    They were.more focused on money laundering and the selling of Xanax.

    The steroids that were being sold were just more charges to get them on.

    It's the tax fraud , money laundering and selling of OPIODS that had them fucked .
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