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Federal Police of RN extradited accused of financial pyramid in Colombia


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Last weekend, a Colombian was extradited by the Federal Police of Rio Grande do Norte to answer a crime against the popular economy. As G1 reported on March 10, he is accused of harming about 28,000 people in Colombia in a financial pyramid scheme.

According to the newspaper, the foreigner, whose name was not revealed, was handed over to the Colombian police at the Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport, in Guarulhos (SP).

According to the report, the Colombian had been arrested since 2015 in Natal (RN), where he was arrested and convicted of ideological falsehood.

At the time, he was arrested on arrival at the condominium where he lived, in the south of the city, carrying false documents – at first he showed a falsified CNH.

To try to get away with it, he said he had some problems in Colombia and entered Brazil through the state of Amazonas just to start a new life, reported G1 at the time.

Only on that occasion, he had been wanted by Interpol for two years and had already sentenced the prison by the STF.

He was then fined in the act for impersonating a Brazilian citizen. The following year he was convicted by the Federal Court of Rio Grande do Norte.

Pyramid owner may be extradited

Another pyramid accused who may be about to be extradited from the country is the owner of Telexfree. Carlos Wanzeler is under arrest awaiting a position from the Foreign Ministry, which is also awaiting the extradition request from the United States.

He was detained last month by the Federal Police in Búzios in Rio de Janeiro. The arrest was determined by Minister Ricardo Lewandowski.

At the time, the minister had just denied Brazilian citizenship to Wanzeler, who in 2009 preferred to exchange it for the American one.

However, the arrest warrant was made by the United States government, where the businessman is the subject of a warrant and must face criminal prosecution in the case of Telexfree.

Wanzeler and Carlos Costa commanded one of the biggest financial scams in Brazil. It is estimated that Telexfree owes around R $ 2 billion to more than 1 million creditors.

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