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UNITED STATES v. Carlos Wanzeler and James Matthew Merrill
Docket Number 14-MJ-4172-DHH
Docket Number 14-40028

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On July 23, 2014 the Government filed a 9 count indictment against James Merrill and Carlos Wanzeler.  The indictment includes eight charges of wire fraud, based on Merrill, in December 2013, wiring about $10,000,000 in TelexFree funds to personal accounts belonging to him and Wanzeler. The indictment also specifies approximately 70 assets to be forfeited as proceeds of the alleged fraud scheme, or assets traceable to such proceeds, including approximately $140,000,000 seized from TelexFree’s accounts and various real assets, such as homes, condominiums, cars and two boats.

The motion filed by the defendant, James Merrill to release funds to is still under advisement.  A supplemental motion was filed on July 24, 2014 to support the motion.

The defendant James Merrill remains on released on $900,000 bail and subject to home detention, electronic monitoring, surrender of his and his wife’s’ passport, and other conditions which can be reviewed in the attached motion.  The conditions can be viewed in the attached order entitled “Order regarding the release of James Merrill”.




Criminal Complaint

Order regarding the release of James Merrill

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Supplemental Motion

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