News item – Scams and others ponzi pyramids are commonplace in the crypto world and alert regulators and other international financial policemen. Recently, it was in Brazil that a top-notch crypto scammer found himself caught by Brazilian justice. Judged yesterday in Brazil, Glaidson Acacio dos Santosthe one nicknamed in South America ” Bitcoin Pharaoh ” has thus 72 hours to reimburse 19 billion Brazilian reais or approximately 3.7 billion dollars.
$3.7 billion to be repaid – The Pharaoh of Bitcoin put in the sarcophagus
Involved in a pyramid scheme, the company Dos Santos was dismantled by Brazilian investigators in August 2021. 591 bitcoins were then seized for a value of $28 million at the time. The judgment handed down gives Dos Santos a few dozen hours to repay 19 billion Brazilian reais into a bank account at the commercial court.
The Brazilian newspaper O Globo explains to us that these funds will make it possible to to reimburse more 122,000 creditors. The origin of the funds will of course have to be legal. In addition, the pharaoh will not be able to stand for election for a deputy seat as he had planned. Indeed, imprisoned for more than a year, Brazilian justice intends to keep the Bitcoin pharaoh in his sarcophagus for a few more years.
This case echoes many others. National and international financial police, with a view to protect consumers, victims, thus continue to arrest many crypto scammers across the world. The first on the list being right now Do Kwon, Interpol’s number one crypto enemy.
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