Authorities Find $20 Million in a Box Spring

Authorities seized $20 million in cash hidden in a box spring following the arrest of a money laundering suspect.

The arrest was made as part of an investigation into a money laundering scheme by a purported Internet telecom company TelexFree, which federal prosecutors say was actually a massive pyramid scheme, per Fox 5 New York.

The cash was reportedly found in a Massachusetts apartment by investigators who were following a suspect from New York.

The suspect, Cleber Rene Rizerio Rocha, 28, is charged with conspiring to commit money laundering. Another suspect fled to Brazil.

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Photo: U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts

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