Daniel Filho arrested in Florida (DFRF Enterprises)
Less than twenty-four hours after appearing live on radio in Massachusetts, Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho has been arrested in Florida by the Department of Justice.
Filho had been on the run from authorities for almost a month, after the FBI issued a warrant for his arrest on June 25th.
According to the Florida case docket:
Date of Arrest or Surrender: 7/22/15.
Defendant sworn and advised or rights. Defendant states he can afford to retain counsel and speaks fluent English. No Portuguese interpreter required.
For more information we turn to a DOJ press-release, issued just a few hours ago:
A Brazilian national charged with defrauding investors in Massachusetts and elsewhere of more than $12 million was arrested yesterday in Boca Raton, Florida, after evading arrest for more than two weeks.
Filho, who did business in Massachusetts and Florida, was arrested coming out of a restaurant in Boca Raton.
On the run from the FBI and eating out at restaurants?! Just how untouchable did Filho think he was???
(Filho) had his initial appearance today in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida, and is scheduled to appear again for a bail hearing on July 24.
On July 15th, July 17th and as recently as yesterday, Filho asserted he was going to continue running DFRF Enterprises from outside of the US.
And given that he seems hell-bent on continuing his Ponzi fraud offshore, I’d be extremely surprised to see Filho granted bail.
For his part in running a $15 million dollar global Ponzi scheme, Filho now faces
a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss from the fraud, whichever is greater.
DFRF Enterprises took in some $15 million and while it did pay out some investors (Filho himself withdrew $6 million), twice of that easily eclipses $250,000.
Update July 25th 2015 – Following issues with Filho’s representation, the hearing has been rescheduled for July 28th.
haha this is better than the movies!
what an anticlimax after all the bigtalk on radio yesterday!
did filho Really Think he could Hide Inside the USA? Really?
was the beto moraes interview a bait of some sort to trace filho’s location?
arrest within 24 hours of the ‘interview’ sees to suggest that.
anyways this is too much fun!
Nah, Filho was probably under surveillance already, and authorities want to see him move more money or reveal more accomplices.
If Moraes was involved he was duped as well.
i for one. am PERSONALLY glad to see this one bite the dust.
i met him personally in miami once, and oh wow, i wanted to drag him to a precinct the minute i heard “gold mines”……….
Is Filho as skeletor looking in person as he is in photos?
The dude just oozes creepy.
indeed he is!!!! he’s the type of guy that will bathe in expensive perfume and will make it hard to breathe around him.
not to mention the more than noticeable substance abuse “tells”.
he must be official taster/tester for the sinaloa drug cartel.
As i told, as i predicted. Daniel is Dork. Estupid, donkey…… Só his best rum away is to hide índice USA…. The gole mines and all his bullshit, crap, lies, jail….
so far pretty happy, nightmare ended, what is the next one?
Congrats Oz !
You are the first one to spread the news, always nailing right on !
For the people that were celebrating, all excited with the radio interview of 2 days ago, you guys can come back to reality now. Here, take a jump into the frozen waters of the Lake Ponzi.
I’ve always thought he had escaped one of Madame Tussauds’ exhibits and then fleed to the US.
I bet he will blame on the FBI the lack of payment to the affiliates and the “gold mines movie” that is no more. After all, he has just promissed all that would be available on July the 29th.
the good news is that now he has all the time in the world, to explain to the DOJ how the FBI and SEC were completely Wrong, and how DFRF is completely legal.
good luck filho.
the bad news is that the DOJ wont encourage ‘substance abuse’ under their watch and filo is going to have a physical and mental breakdown. poor chap.
good luck filho.
The cartel has its people on the inside and they have a thing for rats!
Litigation Release No. 23310 / July 23, 2015
Securities and Exchange Commission v. DFRF Enterprises LLC, et al., Civil Action No. 1:15 cv 12857-PBS (United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
United States v. Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho, Criminal Action No. 1:15-mj-07163-JCB (United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
New info from the SEC reveals Filho was arrested on the 21st, the same day as the radio interview.
If the Moraes interview was live, that means Filho was either arrested after dinner or a late lunch.
Wonder if they traced him on the radio interview call or whatever that was the last straw…
just a tip: “Filho” in Portuguese is like “Junior” in English
i think the radio interview was a snare.
it was pretty surprising that beto moraes, resident of massachusetts,USA, could have the gumption to interview filho, who was on the run from a federal arrest warrant.
that would have meant deep trouble for moraes. i think moraes worked himself a deal by cooperating with the agencies.
filho pompous ass that he is, fell for beto moraes’ invitation.
ah, so that’s why daniel ‘filho’ is often translated from portuguese as daniel ‘son’.
Article updated with news of hearing rescheduled to July 28th.