Avraham “Avi” Eisenberg is facing the possibility of a 20-year prison sentence if convicted of commodities fraud and manipulation, stemming from his alleged exploit of Mango Markets in October 2022.

The case has captured attention as a jury deliberates on charges of market manipulation and fraud involving an exploit that purportedly siphoned $110 million from the decentralised exchange.

The proceedings, held at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, entered a critical phase on April 17, with Judge Richard Berman concluding the day’s session after the closing arguments.

The trial, lasting two weeks, scrutinised Eisenberg's actions, which allegedly inflated the token's price through sizable purchases before withdrawing the assets, an activity for which he was arrested in Puerto Rico by U.S. authorities.

This landmark trial underlines the legal boundaries of digital asset manipulation and the seriousness with which the U.S. justice system views such transgressions.