Payza’s Firoz Patel surfaces in Canada, mocks DOJ

Following his indictment earlier this year, Payza co-founder Firoz Patel went into hiding.

Now, if a June 12th Facebook status update is to be believed, Patel has resurfaced in Quebec, Canada.

Patel’s June 12th “check in” update is accompanied with a message seemingly aimed at the Department of Justice:

I want to take a moment and loosely quote Mark Twain… “The reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.”

The DOJ have filed a $250 million money laundering case against Payza, Firoz Patel and his brother Ferhan.

Ferhan was arrested in March and is currently being held by US authorities. Firoz is a wanted fugitive and, if apprehended, is facing over twenty-five years in prison.

Canadian authorities in Quebec meanwhile are pursuing Patel and his wife for around $10 million dollars in unpaid taxes.

Revenu Quebec won judgment against Patel’s family home in Montreal last Month.

The current status and whereabouts of Firoz Patel and his family are unknown.

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