Emerson Pires and Flavio Goncalves, who scammed cash by way of EmpiresX, have been served with papers below the Hague Conference.
EmpiresX was arrange by Pires and Goncalves collectively. When Pires and Goncalves discovered that the US authorities was wanting into them, they ran away to Brazil.
On August 9, the CFTC gave the courtroom an replace on Pires and Goncalves’ service. The CFTC thinks that Pires and Goncalves are at the moment in Brazil.
The CFTC has began serving paperwork to Emerson Pires and Flavio Goncalves below the Hague Conference on the Service Overseas of Judicial and Extrajudicial Paperwork in Civil or Industrial Issues (“Hague Conference”).
The Hague Conference says that the CFTC has to get licensed translations of the grievance, civil cowl sheet, and summons into Portuguese by August 5, 2022.
On August 9, 2022, the CFTC despatched all of the paperwork wanted for service below the Hague Conference to the Brazilian Central Authority, the Division of Belongings Restoration and Worldwide Authorized Cooperation.
The Central Authority says that it could take anyplace from 9 to 18 months to serve paperwork below the Hague Conference. J
oshua Nicholas and Empires Consulting Corp., the 2 different individuals being sued by the CFTC, have already been served. It has been arduous for the US Secret Service to catch rip-off artists who run away to Brazil.
The CFTC stated earlier this month that it had additionally began to serve Johannes Steynberg below the Hague Conference.
Steinberg ran Mirror Buying and selling Worldwide, a $1.7 billion Ponzi scheme, as its CEO. Steynberg just isn’t a Brazilian citizen, which makes him completely different from Pires and Goncalves.
The SEC has began a civil fraud case in opposition to each Pires and Goncalves on the identical time. They’ve additionally been charged with fraud, which is a criminal offense.