The Court of Instruction 1 has ordered the prosecution of 45 men and 25 women of a criminal organization involved in the scams of 522,490 euros to a dozen banks in Valladolid. The investigations which led to the previous proceedings that started in 2015 determined the existence of a criminal group dedicated to obtaining money from banks that were not returned,
for which they prepared documents that imitated real ones. Alleged clients are denied entry into the delinquent registry to prevent them from obtaining new loans as the defendant principal supervised the fraudulent operations by accompanying several of loan applicants and made payments into the account. Prior to the granting of the loan, a man from an organized set of a couple made transfers of alleged payrolls “with the clear intention of causing deception in financial entities, which require the direct debit of salaries prior to the granting of the loan”.
The lieutenants of the band are linked to the opening of an office in Pasaje Gutiérrez de Valladolid as “one more step in the professionalization of the criminal group investigated.” His activity, the car reveals, is “intimately linked” to an office on Claudio Moyano Street, which was the headquarters of a company in various fraudulent operations. Furthermore, there were indications of money laundering in the leader of the organization, which diverted the economic product of the operations and made fictitious sales of goods such as vehicles. During the registration of his home, nine 500-euro bills “of unknown origin” were found under the mattress.
In addition, the money from these frauds was invested in the acquisition and conditioning of several hotel establishments without being accredited that they had real activity. They also made “a large amount of cash income in one of the accounts intervened, received through express shipments.” In the office of Pasaje Gutiérrez’s office, information was found to establish offshore companies in the United Kingdom and exchange of mails with an employee of Anglodan Services LTD whose purpose, in principle, would be the establishment of a dedicated company to trade in building materials in the United Kingdom. There are indications, says the investigating judge, that the criminal group investigated could use a company based abroad to channel the proceeds of the criminal activity carried out.