SEC granted permission to serve Pires & Goncalves via email
The SEC has been granted permission to serve EmpiresX fugitives Emerson Pires and Flavio Goncalves via email.
The latest development follows a failed attempt to serve Pires and Goncalves via the Hague Convention. Brazilian authorities claim they were unable to find either fugitive.
On March 28th, the SEC filed a motion requesting permission to serve Pires and Goncalves at “the … addresses Pires and Goncalves used to conduct” EmpiresX.
Citing previously granted permission to serve Pires at the same email address in parallel Mining Capital Coin proceedings.
As in MCC, a high likelihood exists that Pires and Goncalves will receive emails at these addresses.
First, Pires and Goncalves engaged in their securities fraud scheme and solicited investors primarily over the Internet.
Similarly, Pires and Goncalves regularly used email while conducting their scheme.
To that end, during the SEC investigation, Pires completed a questionnaire in which he identified the proposed email addresses as ones he “regularly used at any time from January 1, 2018 to September 28, 2021.”
Likewise, while their scheme was ongoing, Goncalves identified the above email address as his while communicating with his co-defendant Joshua Nicholas.
Moreover, on March 27, 2023, the SEC sent a draft of this brief to each of these email addresses.
The emails were not returned as undeliverable, indicating Pires and Goncalves received them.
Finally, it is likely Pires and Goncalves already know about this litigation, which further favors alternate service.
The court granted the SEC to serve Pires and Goncalves via email on March 29th. Summons for both fugitives were issued later that same day.
Looking forward, if neither Pires or Goncalves file an answer within thirty days, the SEC will request the court clerk record an Entry of Default.
Once recorded, the SEC is then free to file for default judgment.
Há meses me coloquei à disposição de quem quiser achar o Flavio Mendes, ele me prejudicou na mesma época, então tenho muitos dados para fornecer para localizar esse pilantra!
Months ago I made myself available to anyone who wants to find Flavio Mendes, he harmed me at the same time, so I have a lot of data to provide to locate this scoundrel!
The SEC has initiated service via email. Might be worth getting in touch with the DOJ if you know exactly where he is. Trouble is Brazil won’t extradite its citizens.
I don’t know how to expose the information I have, but with regard to extradition, this only applies if they are here in Brazil, if they are caught outside the country, this does not apply!
I can’t promise anything but contact form is on the top right of every page.
Quite an interesting report, but the figures are higher than what was cited in the article, mainly due to the fact that the victims are reluctant to file a complaint.
Only recalling the cases of Zoe (120 million), OmegaPro (tens, even hundreds of millions of dollars) and IXInversors (unknown amount, allegedly 100+ million) would give a more precise idea of the real size of the scam.
Thank you, I sent a message, who knows, maybe it will reach someone with the power to solve it.
I no longer have hope of being compensated, but the pleasure of seeing them in jail surpasses anything!