Mirror Trading International- Scam Review


The CFTC instructed the courtroom that it plans to serve Johannes Steynberg by the Hague Conference.

After the CFTC tried and didn’t serve each defendants, it introduced its plans in a Standing Report on July 28.

Mirror Buying and selling Worldwide was a South African Ponzi scheme that did not work and was shut down. After operating away from South Africa, MTI CEO Steynberg was caught in Brazil on the finish of 2021.

Of their report, the CFTC talks about how they tried to assist MTI and Steynberg (proper).

The CFTC is aware of that Steynberg was arrested in Goiânia, Brazil, in December 2021. He’s nonetheless in jail at Ncleo de Custódia do Complexo Penitenciário de Aparecida de Goiânia, ready to be despatched to South Africa or the USA.

The CFTC would not understand how lengthy Steynberg might be in jail in Brazil or when he might be launched or despatched again to the U.S.

I ought to level out that the CFTC’s suggestion that the US could possibly be a spot the place somebody could possibly be extradited is not one thing I do know for positive. It is primarily based on a information report from June 2022.

By means of its analysis, the CFTC discovered a June 6, 2022 Brazilian courtroom determination that denied Steynberg’s request to be set free of jail in Brazil. The choice lists three attorneys from the regulation agency of Saad & Lima in So Paolo, Brazil as his native counsel.

After discovering out who Steynberg’s native lawyer in Brazil was, the CFTC tried to serve Steynberg by the regulation agency of Saad & Lima.

The CFTC additionally emailed Steynberg’s lawyer at this agency to ask if the lawyer would settle for service on Steynberg’s behalf. To date, Steynberg’s attorneys in Brazil haven’t answered the CFTC’s questions.

The CFTC additionally tried to seek out Steynberg by the regulation agency Ulrich Roux and Associates in Sandton, South Africa, which was his final recognized lawyer there.

On July 25, 2022, lawyer Ulrich Roux replied to an e-mail from the CFTC asking if he was representing Steynberg on this case and if he would settle for service on Steynberg’s behalf by saying:

“My regulation agency labored for Mirror Buying and selling Worldwide, however in December 2020, we stopped being the corporate’s official attorneys. I do not know of any new attorneys or counsel who’ve been employed.”

Ulrich Roux (on the suitable) helped Mirror Buying and selling Worldwide out lots. Roux and his disgraced regulation agency did not cease the Ponzi scheme till late 2020, when it failed (and presumably funds stopped).

The CFTC despatched copies of the grievance, summons, and civil cowl sheet to Steynberg’s final recognized e-mail deal with on July 25, 2022.

The CFTC’s e-mail to Steynberg hasn’t come again saying that it could not be despatched. To date, Steynberg hasn’t replied to the CFTC’s e-mail. As a result of failed makes an attempt at service listed above, the CFTC advises it by the Hague Service Conference, will begin the lengthy strategy of formally serving Steynberg.

This course of is anticipated to value “1000’s of {dollars},” particularly as a result of authorized paperwork will should be translated from English to Portuguese.

After getting the Portuguese translations, the CFTC will ship the mandatory types and courtroom paperwork to Brazil’s Ministry of Justice and Public Security. T

he CFTC is aware of that it might take as much as six months and even longer for them to serve Steynberg and provides them the suitable proof of service paperwork.

It isn’t clear if Steynberg, who could possibly be despatched to jail, will nonetheless be in Brazil in six months. If the CFTC cannot get formal service on Steynberg by the Hague Service Conference, or if Steynberg will get out of jail and nobody is aware of the place he’s, the CFTC plans to ask the Courtroom to allow them to discover one other technique to serve course of.

The CFTC plans to serve Mirror Buying and selling Worldwide by South African liquidators as a result of it’s a enterprise defendant. The South African Monetary Sector Conduct Authority (“FSCA”) helped the CFTC discover the joint South African liquidators of MTI who’re in command of the corporate’s belongings.

Within the coming weeks, the CFTC will discuss to the authorized representatives of MTI’s joint liquidators about formal service of course of on MTI. As quickly as doable, the CFTC will file correct proof of service and supporting paperwork with the Courtroom.

Many of the cash from MTI’s liquidation hasn’t gone wherever and is getting increasingly more miserable to cowl.

South African authorities proceed to screw over MTI victims, however the Marks crime household, led by Clynton and Cheri Marks (proper), who’re regarded as the principle homeowners and beneficiaries of MTI, are nonetheless at massive.

If the CFTC cannot get a proper discover to MTI by its joint liquidators, it should ask the Courtroom for a special technique to get the discover to MTI.

I will regulate the CFTC’s MTI case docket for brand new data.

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