The ‘Bitcoin Pharaoh’ goes to court to receive BRL 72 million donated to the Universal Church

Arrested on expenses of being the head of a pyramid scheme primarily based on cryptocurrencies, former waiter and businessman Glaidson dos Santos filed a lawsuit in the Justice of Rio de Janeiro in September of this 12 months to strive to get better R $ 72, 3 million donated to the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (IURD), says a report printed by UOL.

Glaidson would have been offended by the questions from the UCKG bishops about the place the cash got here from, and, due to “ingratitude”, he now desires to return the cash that was paid in installments in 2020 and 2021.

Glaidson even served as a pastor at the IURD earlier than opening GAS Consultoria Bitcoin, an organization on the topic of which he based the alleged conspiracy of cash fraud that the world is named “Bitcoin Pharaoh”. In a press release of motion, he says that, out of gratitude, he began donating to the group after his “skilled success”.

Also in accordance to the assertion despatched to the 1st Civil Court of the Judicial District of Cabo Frio, the cash was “legally approved by means of transactions registered in the National Financial System to really feel that it has been acquired and included in the Universal household.”

Contributions have been made by Glaidson himself, as a person, and by GAS Consultoria, in the quantity of R$12.8 million and R$59.4 million, respectively. In addition to full compensation for donations, the “Pharaoh of Bitcoins” is asking for compensation of R $ 200,000 for ethical damages.

The submissions to Justice embrace statements by different senior UCKG leaders criticizing cryptocurrencies, together with Edir Macedo’s testimony the place the church chief indicated that cryptocurrency buyers have “friendship with the satan.”

When contacted, the UCKG council solely stated it had repeated the info launched in August final 12 months, days after Glaidson’s arrest. At the time, “Universal had already warned authorities and the public a couple of suspected monetary pyramid scheme” that was constructed round Glaidon’s enterprise and GAS Consultoria.

Bitcoin Pharaoh

Glaidson grew to become nationally often known as the “Pharaoh of Bitcoins” when he was accused of organizing a pyramid scheme beneath the guise of cryptocurrencies beneath the title of GAS Consultoria. The contracts signed by the firm with its shoppers promised a month-to-month return of 10% on their funding.

The prison group was dismantled after the Federal Police, along with the Federal Public Ministry, launched “Operation Kryptos”. Glaidson was arrested on August 25 final 12 months in what led to the largest seizure of cryptocurrencies in Brazil’s historical past – about R$ 150 million at the trade fee at the time. Luxury automobiles and $13 million in money have been additionally discovered at the jail, a luxurious constructing in Barra da Tijuca, west of Rio de Janeiro.

According to the investigation, the plan of GAS Consultoria would have moved R$ 38 billion and affected a minimum of 67,000 buyers.

Glaidson, and 16 different defendants have been charged with cash laundering, fraud and prison group in a grievance filed by the Federal Public Ministry in October final 12 months.


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