Twenty-Million Dollars Hidden In Bed, Box Springs In Connection With Pyramid Scheme

RealClear Staff

            

     In Boston, a Brazilian man was arrested, as he was found to be connected to some $20 million found inside the box springs of his Westborough apartment—no bail.

As of January 23rd, the local, judiciary branch deemed 28-year-old Cleber Rene Rizerio Rocha a flight risk—he was held and charged with conspiring to commit money laundering.

[Source: Twitter/US Attorney Mass.]

According to prosecutors, Rocha was involved in a scheme to launder millions through Hong Kong in order for the money to end up in Brazil. The money’s origin was TelexFree—a now-closed Internet company that was a front for a huge, pyramid scheme.

Even with Rocha’s participation in the crime, his lawyer argued that he had no priors and should be given bail under GPS-monitoring terms.

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