A news release from US DoJ on 4 November announced that the DoJ has seized virtual currency worth an estimated $24 million on behalf of the Brazilian government. The seizure order was obtained pursuant to an official request from Brazil, made under the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, for assistance in connection with a large cryptocurrency fraud scheme in a Brazilian federal police investigation called “Operation Egypto”. Brazilian authorities estimate that more than $200 million was obtained through this scheme through which more than tens of thousands of Brazilians may have been defrauded. The US seizures were tied to Brazilian Marcos Antonio Fagundes’ alleged role in the scheme.
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