Brazilian Who Led U.S. to $17 Million Under Mattress to Plead Guilty

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A Brazilian whose arrest led U.S. authorities to discover $17 million hidden under a mattress is expected to plead guilty on Wednesday after being charged with try to launder funds tied to one of the largest pyramid schemes ever.

Cleber Rene Rizerio Rocha, who prosecutors said tried to help get millions of dollars out of the United States that a co-founder of TelexFree Inc left behind when he fled the country, is scheduled to enter his plea in federal court in Boston.

Rocha, who faced conspiracy and money laundering charges, has been held without bail since his arrest in January. The 28-year-old’s lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.

Read the original article here: reuters.com


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