By Ricardo Antunes with information from Livecoins — The Janguiê family, whose reference is the businessman Janguiê Diniz, is one of the most affected by the possible financial pyramid scam of Rental Coins. According to a lawsuit filed by the family against the Curitiba (Paraná) company, nearly R$25 million in losses were recorded in the investment. José Janguiê Diniz is a businessman who has become famous for having made a meteoric trajectory that has brought together a lot of work, stubbornness, full access to justice in Pernambuco and numerous partnerships with political groups that began with former governor Eduardo Campos.
Janguiê made his fortune in the Temer government of his “brother friend”, Mendonça Filho, former Minister of Education. He even appointed an executive of his own to command a key position in the ministry and did very good business. A vain man who, after a poor childhood, likes to show off by taking pictures with his wife in one of his jets and promoting popular festivals. He moved permanently to São Paulo 6 years ago.
He ended up being tricked by Rental Coins, which advertised itself as a cryptocurrency exchange with an option to rent the coins. In other words, customers believed that by buying their cryptocurrencies, they could also earn income.
Also, there were cryptocurrency leasing pledges, which would pay a monthly fee for coin leasing.
The family’s defense also claimed that the cryptocurrency market is going through an important moment in 2021, with more investors believing in the sector, such as Tesla buying Bitcoin as a store of value.
“The authors, like so many other Brazilians, looking for a safe and profitable alternative to invest their savings, chose to invest in crypto assets, specifically in the cryptocurrency rental market, thinking that it was a legitimate transaction. Through this operation, what was sold to the Authors is that the lessor-contractor (in this case, the Authors) would deposit a certain amount on the platform of the lessee-contractor (in this case, the Rental Coins) , which, in turn, would commit to buying the crypto-asset described in the contract and using it for financial transactions, remunerating the lessor-entrepreneur monthly for its use.”
Finally, investors searched the internet for information about Francisley da Silva, finding several reports where he presented himself as an up-and-coming cryptocurrency trader, giving the company more legitimacy. Now he is accused by the family of operating a financial pyramid.
When filing the case in São Paulo court, the defense of the Janguiê family hopes that the assets of Rental Coins and its partner will be blocked. In addition, the seizure of the values of the accounts of the defendants was requested.
As the process is still in its infancy, Rental Coins and its leader Francisley, in addition to the InterAG group, have not yet come forward in the cause.
Besides Janguiê, model Sasha Meneghel and her husband also believed in this business, losing with their investments and taking legal action in Curitiba.