Johann Steynberg spent 2021 banging a Brazilian mistress
Following Mirror Trading International’s collapse in late 2020, CEO Johann Steynberg fled South Africa for Brazil.
Authorities eventually caught up with Steynberg and arrested him late last month.
Steynberg managed to evade authorities on account of him having at least three fake IDs.
We now also now Steynberg spent 2021 living on stolen bitcoin and banging a Brazilian mistress.
The awkward revelation was reported by Brazilian TV station Record TV Goias on January 4th.
When Steynberg fled South Africa he left behind Nerina Steynberg, his wife. The couple have been together for at least fifteen years.
Police caught Steynberg after his use of a false ID raised suspicion. A local reported Steynberg to police, who then launched an investigation.
Record TV Goias report Steynberg was arrested staying at his Brazilian mistress’ residence, where he had been staying.
Police confiscated laptops, IDs and other personal documents.
Record TV Goias’ report suggests Steynberg had lavished at least R$70,000 in gifts on his mistress (~$12,000 USD).
Steynberg’s own initial residence in Brazil is believed to have been a hotel in Sao Paulo. Auto-translate might be playing up but it sounds like he’d since purchased multiple properties, one of which housed a private jet.
One of Record TV Goias’ reporters expressed surprise at Steynberg’s arrest. He stated Steynberg had a “good boy face” and didn’t look like your typical scammer.
(Steynberg) came from South Africa with money in his pocket. He arrived in Brazil, travelled to Goiania, the city of the most beautiful women in Brazil and got a girlfriend.
In the aftermath of Steynberg’s arrest, there has been no confirmation whether it was the US or South Africa who requested the Interpol warrant against him.
Owing to South African authorities doing nothing throughout 2021, it is suspected Steynberg was arrested at the behest of the US.
The FBI confirmed an interest in the Mirror Trading International case last August.
Pour one out for Nerina. How humiliating.
Don’t think they seized the 22k,think that was mentioned as “he stole this much”
Portuguese auto-translate = sadface
It’s fine though, silver lining even though we don’t see a face, there’s south african cards in the pile on the car including an MTI one if my eyes don’t deceive me.
99% its him.
I’m 100% on it being him. Want to know if we’re in for some DOJ popcorn though, or SA “do nothing justice” and Steynberg disappears.
To be a fly on the wall during an FBI Cheri Marks interview.
Great headline, Oz. Dang. He was living the dream for awhile!!!
Now he’ll get to experience “banging” a whole different way behind bars! LOL
The last MTI vid that Steynberg apeared in he was staying in Hotel Unique in Sao Paulo.
From one of the arrest videos he seems to have been staying at a hotel/motel in Sao Paulo for 7/8months so wouldn’t be surprised
Estimated $1000p/d with food
Will we get our money back which we have invested, or how will we get it back with interest or what?
WHat you invested is gone.
Liquidation proceeds in SA continue. We still don’t know whether Steynberg will be extradited to the US or SA.
Any actual recovery is still probably years off but I’m not familiar with SA’s liquidation laws.
Mti founder caught in the lie? “The money is generated from within”:
What a silly question.