Imagine moving in a fully-furnished house. It’s your first day in this new city and you’re optimistic that you’ll have a good life here. You lie down on your hand-me-down bed and immediately think that it’s cozy and comfortable and that it’ll likely give you a goodnight’s sleep. Out of sheer curiosity, you peek under the bed and you get the shock of your life when you find $20,000,000 hidden under the mattress.
Okay, this is the kind of stuff that we see in the movies and, sorry, but that’s not really what happened. We just asked you to imagine, right? But there really is a mattress that has $20,000,000 hidden under it.
Investigators found bundles of cash amounting to about $20 million stashed in a bed frame in an apartment in Westborough, Massachusetts. Officers raided the said apartment in connection with an investigation of an alleged $3 billion pyramiding scheme.
The money was kept hidden under a mattress so it will not be detected.
Police arrested Cleber Rene Rizerio Rocha, a 28-year-old Brazilian man, who allegedly acts as a courier for a money-laundering conspiracy that is believed to have operated under the guise of an internet phone firm called TelexFree. Reports reveal that a few days ago, Rocha flew to the US from Brazil to meet a witness against the pyramid scheme at a restaurant in Hudson, Massachusetts. The witness then gave Rocha money amounting to about $2.2 million. Police then tracked Rocha to the Westborough apartment where they arrested him. However, it is unknown if the money that Rocha received from the witness is included in the $20 million stash.
Rocha can be jailed for up to 20 years for the money laundering charges. James Merril, one of the founders of the said company, had already pleaded guilty to fraud charges filed against him. However, Carlos Wanzeler, also one of TelexFree founders, had already escaped to Brazil.
Islamic Hate Preacher Still Gets £123,000 of Benefits and Legal Aid to Stay Longer in UK
Islamic hate preacher Hani al-Sibai is taking full advantage of the UK government’s generosity.
Hani al-Sibai, an al-Qaeda cleric who is now living in the UK, has been tagged by the media as an "Islamic hate preacher." Despite this, he seems to be enjoying his life — with the government footing the bill.
The Egyptian-born Al-Sibai, 55, is believed to be one of the "key influencers" of the terrorists who attacked a Tunisian beach resort in 2015. In that incident, there were 38 victims — and 30 of them were British.
Hate preacher Hani al-Sibai calls himself an "Islamic scholar."
First Ocean Tidal Power Plant in Southeast Asia to be Built in the Philippines
This is a step closer to greener energy sources!
The Philippines takes a step towards green energy as it sets to begin within the first half of this year the construction of the first ocean tidal power plant project in southeast Asia.
Local energy firm H&WB Asia Pacific (Pte. Ltd.) Corp and French energy development company Sabella SaS have partnered up to build the first ever power plant in the Philippines and in southeast Asia that will harness tidal energy. Three concession areas have been identified in three areas in San Bernardino Strait, located between Matnog, Sorsogon, and Dalupiri and Capul in Northern Samar. The said strait is known for its strong and treacherous currents. As of writing, the partner firms have completed a detailed bathymetric survey of the target areas to create a full 3D numerical model of the project.
The model, in turn, will help locate the first demonstration project, which will be comprised of three to five turbines.
Muslim Law Student Challenged a Christian Speaker Whose Response Totally Destroyed Her
Brigitte Gabriel — a Christian who emigrated from Lebanon — gives a stunning answer to the question of an American Muslim student.
Brigitte Gabriel — a Christian who emigrated from Lebanon — is the president and founder of the group American Congress for Truth (ACT) for America. She is known for her tough stance against any Muslim who uses Islam as an excuse to commit terrorist acts. She is the author of Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America.
Although Gabriel has been accused of being anti-Islam, she has repeatedly stated she recognizes there are peace-loving Muslims and they are the majority. However, she has also pointed out that there are those who have committed or attempted to commit terrorist acts.