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Maintained decision that declared loss of Brazilian nationality of naturalized American businessman

Justice Ricardo Lewandowski of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) denied continuation (deemed unfeasible) of the Writ of Mandamus (MS) 36359, by which the businessman Carlos Natanael Wanzeler questioned an act of the Justice that declared the loss of his nationality due to the acquisition of US citizenship. The businessman was indicted on charges of offering a supposed financial pyramid scheme through Telexfree. In Brazil, there are more than 11 thousand civil actions filed by private individuals, three actions of tax matter, 15 criminal actions and one public-interest civil action. In the United States, Wanzeler responds to the criminal action, with an arrest warrant made in May 2014. He denies that he took refuge in Brazil to escape the US authorities.

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