He receives the ball, runs into the area and gives a neat slap that goes straight to the back of the net. In celebration, he ran to hug his teammate, Ronaldinho Gaucho. No, this is not about Lionel Messi and Barcelona in 2006. The author of the goal is Antonio Inacio da Silva Neto, creator of Braiscompany, a company based in Campina Grande (PB), accused of being a financial pyramid and which has been constantly delaying payments to clients since December.
The ball player is known as Antonio Neto Ace, and a look at his Instagram profile shows an unfulfilled dream of being a professional footballer, which is now being compensated with participation in festive games by retired players. In the case described, the creator of Braiscompany played for the “Amigos de Ronaldinho” team.
Neto Ais is the focus of most eyes on the Brazilian crypto market right now. After the ruins of Bitcoin Banco, GAS Consultoria, and Rental Coins, Braiscompany is the last big company still confident in promising fat returns per month that are supposed to be earned through transactions with cryptocurrencies as their modus operandi.
Obviously, money has opened many doors for Neto Ais. In addition to Ronaldinho Gaucho, he has already shared the lawns with Romario, Falcao, Dalessandro and others. As Messi carved his name into soccer’s top flight of all time by winning the 2022 World Cup, the Braiscompany creator quickly posted a photo embracing the Argentine. Same with Neymar when he was injured at the start of the tournament.
The Instagram profile is a show where Neto Ais shows much more than his football adventures. It’s a bombardment of egos, self-help phrases, and zonal demarcation: photos of him traveling around the world, in front of his company’s plane, with politicians, authorities, and businessmen, always dressed in branded clothes, and most of the time in expensive suits of questionable taste.
According to his LinkedIn, Nerto Ais graduated in Law from Fortaleza University in 2006. He worked as a lawyer at Marcos Inácio Advocacia until 2016.
The dates coincide: in 2017 there was the first record of him running a financial pyramid (read below about his past with three Ponzi schemes).
Image building is obviously an essential part of your entire endeavor. He himself has said to clients recently: “I am the guarantee.”
Braiscompany in the National Conference
It came as a surprise and shock to many when Neto Ais’ name was announced as the industry representative to speak at the Federal Senate Economic Affairs Committee session on December 9.
At that moment, the accusation of being the maker of the pyramids was already hanging on his shoulders. And the shot was from a cannon: one of the most famous financial influencers in Brazil, Tiago Reis, creator of the analysis house Suno Research, accused Braiscompany of a financial pyramid.
Speaking about the concept of liquidity, Neto Ais praised blockchain technology and said his company was available to help regulate the cryptocurrency market in Brazil.
The invitation to speak came from Senator Maria Eliza (MDB/RO). said an aide to a lawmaker Bitcoin portal On this occasion it soon spread to the members of the committee that an alleged pyramid-maker had been invited to speak and the annoyance was great.
After all, evidence of the inconspicuous truth of Braiscompany’s business came from several places. In January 2021, Anbima (Brazilian Association of Financial and Capital Market Entities) issued a note stating that Braiscompany lied when it said it had an entity seal. Shortly before, the company was kicked out of Batalha de Startups, on Record News.
influence in Campina Grande
But Neto Ice’s influence with parliamentarians has not wavered after the chief audit executive’s distress. Federal deputy from Paraíba Julian Lemos (União Brasil) decided to support the company and its founder in a message on Instagram on Monday (16).
The vote of confidence symbolizes the strength Braiscompany has in Campina Grande. Late payments and impending collapse have been one of the big topics in town, becoming a huge source of memes and sarcastic comments.
The local press took some time to address the issue, but has now started covering it more closely, with articles on the ClickPB, MaisPB and Polómica Paraíba portals.
a report Bitcoin portal It showed that the pressure had transferred to the physical level: people go to corporate headquarters to talk to someone and get some kind of satisfaction.
Campina Grande Juice: Braiscompany.
– Bruno Ribeiro (@brunoribeiros66) December 17, 2020
Campina Grande is the champion of novelties, every day is a bombshell. Yesterday was a crack review, today a Braiscompany movement. Joao Pessoa is already losing the position of state capital. 🤣
—KR (KrollReis) January 12, 2023
Braiscompany is considering changing its headquarters in Campina Grande and already has a new address in its plans. pic.twitter.com/PySE7svMSG
– Demetrius Oliveira (@demetrius379) January 11, 2023
The Egyptian King: The past is full of pyramids
Neto Ais has been living with the financial pyramids for years. If it is asserted that Braiscompany fits the term, a look back shows that it may have benefited from extensive experience achieved in practice.
Antonio Neto Ace and his wife, Fabricia Farias Campos, have captured the clients of D9 Club, the financial hierarch of Danilo Fongao Santana Gouveia, better known as Danilo Dopaiano, currently on the run from the Brazilian police for committing a scam of R$200 million and harming thousands. from investors.
Due to their involvement with D9 Club, Antônio and Fabrícia were mentioned in about 20 lawsuits in the Court of Justice of Paraíba in 2020, brought by people who lost money at the time D9 Club was promoted by the duo.
Prior to that, in 2017, Neto Ais promoted the Dreams Place Internacional financial pyramid. A YouTube video shows the entrepreneur surrounded by people promoting the company in question.
Before joining Dream Place, Antonio Neto Ais was a promoter for i9Life, a cosmetics company that also relies on multi-level marketing.
A video posted on YouTube in May 2016 proves that Antônio Neto Ais was part of i9Life. In the post, he is presented as a “double diamond” salesperson for the company and appears to be giving advice to people who want to work full time in multi-level marketing.
The end for i9Life was similar to that of other companies it promoted, such as Dream Place and D9 Club: it closed its doors in 2018 and left customers and affiliates at a loss.
Fabricia received R$15,556 from Bolsa Família
Always present in the photos on international trips and on yachts around the world, Neto Ais’ wife received money from the Bolsa Família not so long ago. Even after June 2018, the month Braiscompany was founded, it continued to receive government aid.
In total, according to a query on the government website, she received R$15,556 between July 2014 and September 2019. When she was consulted, the businesswoman’s lawyer said she was “from Tapira, in the hinterland of Paraiba, unemployed, without money and in need,” and therefore, “I benefited from the right like every citizen of Brazil.” When asked why she was still being received even after she became a businesswoman, he did not reply.