DOCKET: Sann Rodrigues Released On Friday — And Reportedly Taken Into Custody Again Today

Sann Rodrigues released on bond.

Sann Rodrigues (Sanderley Rodrigues de Vasconcelos).

EDITOR’S NOTE ADDED 10:10 P.M. EDT U.S.A.: About 16 minutes after the post below was published, PP Blog reader “Diego” sent a note and a link to an AP report dated today. The report says Rodrigues was arrested today in Boston at the request of Brazilian authorities. Our original story is below. The URLs to the AP story and a translation to English by Google are in the first two comments below  . . .

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TelexFree and IFreeX figure Sann Rodrigues was released from the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service after meeting bail conditions June 26, according to the docket of the immigration-fraud case filed against him last month by federal prosecutors in the District of Massachusetts.

A person in Florida posted $200,000 cash, as part of the arrangement, according to paperwork in the immigration case.

Rodrigues, a citizen of Brazil who also has lived in the United States, was charged on May 16 with fraud and misuse of visas, permits and other documents, the office of U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said on May 26.

He was arrested at Newark International Airport on May 16, after returning from a trip to Israel that began May 3 at Logan Airport in Boston, according to documents

Though prosecutors said Rodrigues initially was released on tight conditions May 21 from detention in New Jersey, the docket of the immigration case in Massachusetts suggests he was detained again on June 8 after not meeting all the bail conditions.

Those apparently now have been met.

In addition to requiring secured bail and other measures such as passport and driver’s-license surrender, U.S. Magistrate Judge Judge Marianne B. Bowler of Massachusetts ordered Rodrigues placed on home incarceration with electronic monitoring, to comply with a civil injunction in the SEC case against him and not to break any local, state or federal law while on release.

No trial date on the immigration-related charges has been set.

NOTE: Our thanks to the ASD Updates Blog.

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4 Responses to “DOCKET: Sann Rodrigues Released On Friday — And Reportedly Taken Into Custody Again Today”

  1. Hi Patrick,

    You may want to check this (in Spanish): http://www.elnuevoherald.com/noticias/estados-unidos/article25770859.html

    “BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA – Brazilian Sanderley Rodrigues de Vasconcelos, one of those investigated in the multibillion-dollar scam Telexfree the global financial pyramid, was arrested Monday in Boston at the request of the Brazilian justice.

    Rodrigues, 43, was to be released in federal court in Boston, prosecution spokeswoman Elizabeth McCarthy said, but authorities held him for a warrant from Brazil.”

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  2. Diego: You may want to check this (in Spanish): http://www.elnuevoherald.com/noticias/estados-unidos/article25770859.html

    “BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA – Brazilian Sanderley Rodrigues de Vasconcelos, one of those investigated in the multibillion-dollar scam Telexfree the global financial pyramid, was arrested Monday in Boston at the request of the Brazilian justice.

    Rodrigues, 43, was to be released in federal court in Boston, prosecution spokeswoman Elizabeth McCarthy said, but authorities held him for a warrant from Brazil.”

    Thanks for this, Diego.

    Full Google translation to English here:

    https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.elnuevoherald.com%2Fnoticias%2Festados-unidos%2Farticle25770859.html&edit-text=

    Patrick

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  3. For additional background on the visa-fraud allegations against Rodrigues, see this June 23 PP Blog story:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2015/06/23/telexfree-figure-sann-rodrigues-reportedly-detained-again-mlm-huckster-is-world-traveler-documents-say/

    Patrick

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  4. Quick note: The AP story ties the reported arrest today of Rodrigues to an incident involving IFreeX in Brazil back in February.

    Looks as though Sann allegedly was told to stay in Brazil, but didn’t listen.

    Some background from the PP Blog here, plus more IFreeX info:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2015/02/03/urgent-bulletin-moving-bankruptcy-trustee-says-telexfree-was-pyramid-scheme-that-gathered-as-much-as-1-8-billion/#comment-151204

    Patrick

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