I started my saga back in 2003 and, out of curiosity, I decided to compile a list all lawsuits that exist against Axcel Books and its partners, Ricardo Reinprecht and Gisella Narcisi Reinprecht.
I am not exaggerating when I say that it was a multi-million dollar scam: I was able to locate 40 lawsuits against them, with 28 of them for unpaid taxes (for a total of almost R$ 6 million) and lawsuits filed by the main Brazilian banks (Santander, Unibanco, Itaú, Bradesco, and HSBC; I was unable to discover the total amount asked in those lawsuits), proving what I said before: they raised money through fraudlent loans in order to flee the country and live as fugitives. If this happened in the US, it would be a good candidate for an episode of the American Greed TV show. The updated amount of debt they have with me, as of 2021, is around R$ 10 million.
Below I list all lawsuits that I was able to locate to date; it is possible that there are more. With that, I hope to help others that are in the same situation. If you have filed or know about a lawsuit that is not listed below, please contact me that I will gladly add it to the list.
The lawsuits marked with an asterisk are those where the Brazilian courts pierced the corporate veil due to fraudlent management. On those, the parters from Axcel Books, Ricardo Reinprecht and Gisella Narcisi Reinprecht, are listed as co-defendants.
Brazilian Federal Justice
|Lawsuit #||Tax Name||Debt amount|
|0521676-02.2005.4.02.5101 *||INSS||R$ 1,043,642.60|
|0526986-52.2006.4.02.5101 *||INSS||R$ 816,546.12|
|0507384-80.2003.4.02.5101 *||INSS||R$ 412,292.37|
|0508567-08.2011.4.02.5101 *||PIS, PASEP, CSLL||R$ 280,876.01|
|0505702-46.2010.4.02.5101||IRPJ, CSLL, PIS, PASEP||R$ 262,390.14|
|0506665-88.2009.4.02.5101||COFINS, IRPJ, IRPF, CSLL, PIS||R$ 148,790.57|
|0518418-81.2005.4.02.5101 *||INSS||R$ 52,182.99|
|0501755-52.2008.4.02.5101 *||INSS||R$ 15,313.13|
|0530782-17.2007.4.02.5101 *||PIS e PASEP||R$ 14,386.77|
Additional lawsuit against Gisella Narcisi Reinprecht, 0518683-59.2000.4.02.5101 for R$ 21,292.55 for not payment of personal federal taxes.
Rio de Janeiro State Justice
0139079-79.2006.8.19.0001 – Romero Portela Rodrigues – Former partner from Axcel Books trying to get out of the company.
0367203-49.2010.8.19.0001 – Santander Bank (Ricardo Reinprecht and Gisella Narcisi Reinprecht are co-defendants in this lawsuit.)
0013854-05.2009.8.19.0208 – Bradesco Bank (Ricardo Reinprecht and Gisella Narcisi Reinprecht are co-defendants in this lawsuit.)
0009352-23.2009.8.19.0208 – Unibanco Bank (Ricardo Reinprecht and Gisella Narcisi Reinprecht are co-defendants in this lawsuit.)
0011900-84.2010.8.19.0208 – Itaú Unibanco Bank (Ricardo Reinprecht and Gisella Narcisi Reinprecht are co-defendants in this lawsuit.)
0006824-16.2009.8.19.0208 – HSBC Bank (Ricardo Reinprecht and Gisella Narcisi Reinprecht are co-defendants in this lawsuit.)
0445019-10.2010.8.19.0001 – ITAPEVA II MULTICARTEIRA FIDC NP (Ricardo Reinprecht and Gisella Narcisi Reinprecht are co-defendants in this lawsuit.)
0247851-34.2009.8.19.0001 – ITAPEVA II MULTICARTEIRA FIDC NP – Same mutual fund suing the company H Reinprecht Editorial, with Ricard Reinprecht as co-defendant. I’d appreciate if anyone could give me more information about this company.
0083139-95.2007.8.19.0001 – Cristina Guimarães Moutella – A search and seizure lawsuit. I couldn’t find more information about it; I’d appreciate if anyone could give me more information.
0034160-44.2003.8.19.0001 * – This is my main lawsuit against them, for unpaid royalties and for me to be able to get rid of their one-sided contracts.
0006610-29.2003.8.19.0210 – Lawsuit that I filed for the illegal copy of a Clube do Hardware CD that was attached to one of my books after we had already broken up our relationship.
Rio de Janeiro State Labor Justice
0162900-90.2005.5.01.0004 – Wilson Roberto Paulino