The judicial conviction shows that the simulated sale of property served to conceal the good of a collective process against business.
Known as the „Bitcoin couple,“ the leaders of the financial coup Minerworld José Aparecido Maia dos Santos and Divina Inácia de Souza were accused of bad faith by the courts in a lawsuit they were trying to unblock a R$1.2 million property.
Thus, according to the court decision, José and Divina only simulated the sale of a property located in Mato Grosso do Sul, not carrying out the transfer to a third party involved in the business. For the Justice, the simulation served to leave the property out of the blockade determined soon after Operation Lucro Fácil.
Thus, after three months, the defendants were to receive back the property, finalized by the alleged buyer involved in the deal. However, the court saw the attempt to give the property back as a way of keeping the property out of the blockade in a collective case against Minerworld.
Property of R$ 1.2 million
Minerworld is investigated as a financial pyramid that may have claimed thousands of victims by 2018. With the promise of easy profit, the company’s activities were interrupted soon after a police operation.
Recently, however, Minerworld’s „Bitcoin couple“ tried to recover a property that would be in their name. However, the courts were suspicious of the process of selling the property, which consisted of its return by the buyer.
In other words, in about three months the couple would have the property back, according to a deed of sale signed by the parties involved. But, with the Court’s decision to condemn the „Bitcoin couple“ for bad faith „for altering the truth of the facts“, it was understood that the process of buying the property could be a fraud.
„It is now understood that the simulation occurred to defraud the guarantee established in the collective process“.
The court decision also analyzed the deed signed by the parties, where the buyer of the property assumes the obligation to return the property to the „Bitcoin couple“, soon after the construction of six flats on the site.
„The deed itself reveals the intention to simulate the deal, since, at the time of the last payment, the buyer returns to the sellers the six flats that were being built“.
José de Divina are known as the „Bitcoin couple“ due to the wedding party that sealed the union between the leaders of MinerWorld. Organized in 2017, the wedding cost R$ 750,000 at the time and also included a presentation by the famous „sertaneja“ couple Bruno and Marrone.
At that time, Minerworld’s business was still active throughout Brazil. However, shortly after the company came to an end with a police operation.
While in 2017, the „Bitcoin couple“ boasted a luxury life watered with a lot of money, in 2018, the duo presented that they live with small informal services, and the couple’s income does not exceed R$ 1,700 today.
Payment in Cryptomoeda
The negotiation of the R$1.2 million property cited in the lawsuit reveals some curiosities about the case that were perceived in the decision, as part of the payment in cryptomoedas.
In this case, R$ 500,000 of the total value of the property would be transferred to MCash, the cryptomeda created by MinerWorld to try to pay the investors who trusted the company.
However, the offer of payment in MCash happened even before the cryptomoeda was created by MinerWorld, thus raising suspicions about the sale of the property of R$ 1.2 million.
Finally, with the judicial decision on the embargo presented by the leaders of Minerworld, the duo must pay a fine of up to 10% of the cause, for the practice of bad faith in relation to the sale of the property of the „Bitcoin couple“.
„The judge will order the bad faith litigant to pay a fine of more than one per cent and less than ten per cent of the corrected value of the claim.