March 30, 2024

Johann Steynberg, the wanted CEO of Mirror Trading International was recently arrested by Brazilian law enforcement after he was caught using a fake document. The arrest, which took place in the country’s Goiás province, was carried out by the Brazilian military police.

Fake IDs, Laptops, and Credit Cards Seized

Johann Steynberg, the CEO of Mirror Trading International (MTI), a bitcoin Ponzi scheme, was recently arrested by Brazilian law enforcement after he was caught using a false document, reports from the South American country have said. Following the arrest, credit cards, laptops, and fake identification were also seized.

As per several Portuguese language reports, Steynberg, who is on Interpol’s wanted list, was apprehended in the Goiás province by members of an elite unit within Brazil’s military police.

In a statement confirming the arrest, the Brazilian military police also shared details of the steps taken before the decision to capture Steynberg was made. The statement explains:

After an intense work of identification and follow-up, and with the help of information passed on by the Federal Police, it was possible to identify and approach the suspect, who presented a false document at the time of the approach.

Steynberg Fined for Using False Document

On top of being arrested for his role as the key mastermind behind the MTI bitcoin Ponzi scheme, the Brazilian military police said Steynberg must also pay a fine relating to his use of a false…

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