The Unick Forex website (Unick.academy) went live on Wednesday (25) to announce that it will return "stronger than ever". The announcement, however, is just a lie. The domain had been down since November last year.
Accompanying the announcement, an old video by Fernando Lusvarghi and Leidimar Lopes was used, from the time when they had not yet been arrested and Unick had already started defaulting on customers.
In October 2019, the Federal Police conducted a mega-operation to close Unick Forex and arrest those responsible for the company.
Leidimar Lopes and Danter Silvar, two of the main names were arrested. Fernando Lusvarghi was on the run but surrendered in the following weeks.
With the coronavirus crisis, Lopes and Silva were granted provisional freedom to serve their sentences at home. Lusvarghi has been serving time at home with an anklet since November.
Who are Fernando Lusvarghi and Leidimar Lopes
Fernando Lusvarghi was the legal director of the company accused of financial pyramid. Lusvarghi was the only one of the leaders with no previous coup. Even so, he had a fundamental role in the company to provide a legal basis during conversation with investors.
Graduated in law in 2008 at Centro Universitário Padre Anchieta, Jundiaí, SP, Lusvarghi was legal director of Unick and owner of S.A. Capital, a company that supposedly served to guarantee all investments of Unick customers.
Leidimar Bernardo Lopes was born in Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul, and moved to Caxias do Sul, in the Serra, when he turned 12.
Before Unick, Leidimar was responsible for another financial pyramid, Phoner, which has the same CNPJ as Unick.
Lopes has been operating since 2013 with financial pyramid schemes disguised as multilevel marketing. The extinct Phoner, his previous company, became famous for the so-called “hose blow”.
They sold the idea that people would get rich by saving fuel with a kind of magic hose and a PVC card, but in reality they sold investment quotas.