Firoz Patel’s Payza tax fraud bill has claimed to $15.2 million, following adjusted undeclared income of $26.2 million USD. Revenu Québec previously pegged Patel’s unpaid taxes at $10.8 million, however an ongoing investigation has revealed additional undeclared income.
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Following his indictment earlier this year, Payza co-founder Firoz Patel went into hiding. Now, if a June 12th Facebook status update is to be believed, Patel has resurfaced in Quebec, Canada.
In addition to being a wanted fugitive on the run from money laundering charges in the US, Payza co-founder Firoz Patel is also in trouble with Canadian authorities.
Despite initially consenting to detention, Payza co-founder Ferhan Patel wants out. In a Motion to Revoke Detention Order filed on April 19th, Patel has asked the court to either outright release him, or in the alternative allow him to stay with his brother-in-law in New York.
The latest move by Payza co-founder and fugitive Firoz Patel, has been to terminate payment processor services to US residents. It appears now, like Patel, Payza itself is on the run from US authorities.
Within 24 hours of the Department of Justice and Homeland Security seizing Payza’s .com domain, the payment processor reemerged on a .eu domain. The “payza.eu” domain was registered back in 2012. Payza only activated in response to the domain seizure however on March 21st. Payza’s parent shell company PH Millars is listed as the owner [Continue reading…]
US authorities have seized the Payza and AlertPay websites, as part of forfeiture in a $250 million money laundering case filed against co-founders Firoz and Ferhan Patel.
The specifics of Payza’s business operations have always been murky. We knew the company was co-founded by brothers Firoz and Ferhan Patel, Canadian citizens, who operated Payza via the UK shell company MH Pillars. Beyond that though specifics have been elusive… up until now. Following a federal indictment of the Patel brothers earlier this month, the [Continue reading…]
For years Payza has been the defacto payment processor darling of the MLM underbelly. Founded by brothers Firoz and Ferhan Patel, who weren’t above personally promoting their partnership with Ponzi schemes, Payza was operated out of Montreal, Canada. Both Firoz and Ferhan Patel are Canadian citizens. Earlier this month the Patel brothers were indicted by a [Continue reading…]
Last December the My Advertising Pays sued payment processor VX Gateway for $59.6 million dollars. The Ponzi scheme alleged VX Gateway was wrongfully withholding investor funds and sought recovery. VX Gateway opposed legal action in Texas and sought to the have the lawsuit dismissed in favor of arbitration in Panama. A decision was made on [Continue reading…]