A con artist has been selling big tracts of land in the Amazon to gullible American and European enviros, saying the land will be protected forever, according to an investigation by the Brazilian government. Falb Saraiva de Farias, the head of a Brazilian NGO called Forever Green, claimed to have title to 15 million acres of rainforest land actually owned by the government. It’s not clear how much money Saraiva de Farias made off the scheme.

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