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URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges DFRF Enterprises In Ponzi- And Pyramid Scheme Case; Agency Ties TelexFree Figure Sann Rodrigues To Charged DFRF Operator Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges DFRF Enterprises In Ponzi- And Pyramid Scheme Case; Agency Ties TelexFree Figure Sann Rodrigues To Charged DFRF Operator Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (15th Update 4:43 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) The SEC has gone to federal court in Massachusetts, charging DFRF Enterprises and alleged operator Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho with operating a combined pyramid- and Ponzi scheme targeted at “Spanish and Portuguese-speaking communities in Massachusetts, Florida, and elsewhere in the U.S.” Six alleged promoters […]

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NOTE: This post originally was published June 30 at 8:41 p.m. EDT U.S.A. It was republished in this slot on July 2. Dear Readers, We are pleased to report that this is Post 2,701 on the PP Blog since December 2008. There are four “penny-a-post” subscription options in the pull-down menu below. We’re asking readers […]

‘OATH’ UPDATE: Official Responds To Strange Filing That Claimed Court Clerk In Charge Of Zeek Rewards’ Records Dishonored Office

'OATH' UPDATE: Official Responds To Strange Filing That Claimed Court Clerk In Charge Of Zeek Rewards' Records Dishonored Office

UPDATED 9:21 A.M. EDT JULY 2 U.S.A. As the PP Blog reported on June 25, at least one odd sideshow is occurring while court-appointed receiver Kenneth D. Bell is pursuing clawback actions against alleged “winners” in Zeek Rewards. A filing docketed June 23 and attributed to Canadian alleged winner Catherine Parker led to questions about […]

BULLETIN: Sann Rodrigues Subject Of INTERPOL Wanted Notice

BULLETIN: Sann Rodrigues Subject Of INTERPOL Wanted Notice

BULLETIN: TelexFree and IFreeX figure Sanderley Rodrigues [de] Vasconcelos (Sann Rodrigues) is the subject of an INTERPOL notice that says he is wanted by authorities in Brazil for “Tax Evasion and not obey[ing] a Judicial Order.” Precisely when the notice was entered was not immediately clear. The notice drops the “de” portion of his last […]

ACHIEVE COMMUNITY’S TROY BARNES: ‘I Am Guilty Of Being Ignorant’

ACHIEVE COMMUNITY'S TROY BARNES: 'I Am Guilty Of Being Ignorant'

UPDATED 10:10 P.M. EDT U.S.A. His Achieve Community cycler colleague Kristi Johnson now charged both civilly and criminally, Troy A. Barnes is professing ignorance. In a June 22 letter to U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer of the District of Colorado, Barnes offered reasons for missing a June 3 conference call with the court. The […]

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

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

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 […]

Unsigned Pleading Attributed To Zeek Rewards’ Clawback Defendant Raises Questions About Whether Canadian ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Is Taunting Court, Receivership

Unsigned Pleading Attributed To Zeek Rewards' Clawback Defendant Raises Questions About Whether Canadian 'Sovereign Citizen' Is Taunting Court, Receivership

4TH UPDATE 2:47 P.M. EDT JUNE 27 U.S.A. An unsigned pro se pleading docketed June 23 and attributed to Zeek Rewards’ clawback defendant Catherine Parker is leading to questions about whether Parker is a Canadian “sovereign citizen” taunting a U.S. federal court in North Carolina and the receivership judicially empowered to gather hundreds of millions […]

Binary-Options Scammers Targeting Investors For Reload Schemes And May Be Offering Bogus Compensation Funds, Quebec Authority Says

Binary-Options Scammers Targeting Investors For Reload Schemes And May Be Offering Bogus Compensation Funds, Quebec Authority Says

UPDATED 10:08 A.M. EDT U.S.A. Binary-options scammers may be using the names of government agencies and copying material from government websites in bids to steer people to reload schemes, Quebec’s securities regulator says. In a new warning, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is cautioning investors to be wary of plowing money into online schemes […]

TelexFree Figure Sann Rodrigues Reportedly Detained Again; MLM Huckster Is World Traveler, Documents Say

TelexFree Figure Sann Rodrigues Reportedly Detained Again; MLM Huckster Is World Traveler, Documents Say

UPDATED 12:55 P.M. EDT JUNE 24 U.S.A. Once alleged by a class-action plaintiff to be part of an international racketeering enterprise, TelexFree and IFreeX figure Sann Rodrigues, on May 3, 2015, allegedly told U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Boston’s Logan International Airport that he was about to travel to Israel. Rodrigues, charged civilly by […]

Zeek Figure Craddock Expected To Plead Guilty In Separate Case

Zeek Rewards’ figure Robert Craddock is expected to plead guilty to wire fraud this afternoon in federal court in Orlando, Fla., in a case that alleged he defrauded a compensation fund set up to assist businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Craddock, 54, of Port Orange, Fla., has not been charged with […]

WANTED: Travis Boys Allegedly Murdered New Orleans Police Officer Daryle Holloway This Morning

WANTED: Travis Boys Allegedly Murdered New Orleans Police Officer Daryle Holloway This Morning

UPDATED 3:38 P.M. EDT U.S.A. A manhunt is under way in Louisiana for Travis Boys, who allegedly shot and killed New Orleans police officer Daryle Holloway this morning. In a statement, NOPD said Holloway was found shot in the front seat of a police SUV he was using to transport Boys to Orleans Parrish Prison. […]