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Hide and seek: Feds find $20 million in a mattress

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posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 06:22 PM
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Suspect Cleber Rizerio Rocha flew from Brazil to the US to meet with a cooperating witness in the pyramid scheme. The witness gave Rocha 2.2 million dollars and Rocha took it to an apartment. Rocha was arrested at the apartment in Westborough Massachusetts, and the agents searched the apartment and found a cool $20 mill.


The U.S. Attorney's Office said the suspect, Cleber Rene Rizerio Rocha, flew from Brazil to the US a few days ago to met a person who is a cooperating witness in the pyramid scheme case. Rocha and the witness met at a restaurant in Hudson, Massachusetts. There the witness allegedly gave Rocha a suitcase filled with $2.2 million in bills.
Federal agents followed Rocha to an apartment complex in Westborough, Massachusetts, where they arrested him. Later that night the agents searched the apartment and found the cash, packed inside the box spring of a mattress. It wasn't immediately clear if the $2.2 million in the suitcase was part of the $20 million found in the box spring.
www.cnn.com...

Needless to say Rocha is in deep doo doo. The feds say he was acting as a courier for Carlos Wanzeler, one of the founders of TelexFree Inc. This used to be a phone service that morphed into a pyramid scheme.


Rocha was charged with one count of conspiring to commit money laundering. The feds say Rocha was acting as a courier for Carlos Wanzeler, one of the founders of TelexFree Inc., a Massachusetts-based Internet phone service company. Federal authorities said TelexFree morphed into a pyramid scheme that defrauded people out of around $1 billion.




posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 06:24 PM
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How cleber of the FBI.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 06:28 PM
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The way the money is stacked in the picture it appears as though they removed a hefty sum for themselves...



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 06:29 PM
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Why would a cooperating witness pay-off Cleber Rizerio Rocha? Or is it a cooperating witness only now that the FBI raided and pinched the $20M?



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 06:30 PM
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originally posted by: 5StarOracle
The way the money is stacked in the picture it appears as though they removed a hefty sum for themselves...


10% for the mule (Cleber Rizerio Rocha) and 1% for customs.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: 5StarOracle

And unless those are 5's 10's and 20's, there appears to be a lot more there than 20mill.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 07:11 PM
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Rocha was charged with one count of conspiring to commit money laundering. The feds say Rocha was acting as a courier for Carlos Wanzeler, one of the founders of TelexFree Inc., a Massachusetts-based Internet phone service company. Federal authorities said TelexFree morphed into a pyramid scheme that defrauded people out of around $1 billion.


Where's the rest of the $980 million dollars ?

Yo Feds ?

Sticky fingers again?



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Hey!! That's MY bed!

Bastages!







posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 07:40 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: 5StarOracle

And unless those are 5's 10's and 20's, there appears to be a lot more there than 20mill.


Looks like old money.

Lot's of Jackson's.




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