A guarantee control judge from Bogotá imposed a security measure in a prison establishment to five of the six alleged suspects in what would have been the multi-million dollar scam case, through multi-level companies that offered generous economic returns, thanks to an alleged cryptocurrency model. And they raised more than $130,000 million.
Those protected by the decision of the togada of the case were Leonardo Galindo Jimenez, Ómar Hernández DouxRuisseau, Leydie Jhoanna Góngora Naranjo, Cristhian Andrés Hernández Valencia and Juan Manuel Piedrahíta Giraldo, who will go to prison while the trial against them proceeds. While Luis Fernando Marín Lasprilla He will remain free, but linked to the investigation into this massive fraud.
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Those involved in this case The crimes of money laundering, conspiracy to commit a crime, massive and habitual collection of money were charged.and illicit enrichment of individuals, but despite the evidence that would incriminate them in this alleged embezzlement, those indicated did not accept the charges and gave up reaching a preliminary agreement with the Attorney General’s Office.
The dismantling of what would be this network occurred after the arrests made by agents of the Police and the Technical Investigation Corps (CTI) in Ibaguéas in Medellin and Caliafter months of monitoring the modus operandi of this organization, after hearing complaints from those affected who entered the business and, apparently, did not receive the benefits promised in these virtual transactions.
According to the evidence collected by the investigating entity, The defendants would have created a sophisticated network of companies, composed of at least 14 firms, which would have been used to camouflage the illegal origin of this business, which operated without having the permits required by the Colombian authorities. And he collected, month after month, millionaire figures that were invested in eye-catching acquisitions.
The Prosecutor’s Office indicated that the virtual currency through which they promised juicy profits to their associates was offered not only through social networks such as Facebook, instagram and WhatsApp, also in concerts and other massive events, taking advantage of the concentration of thousands. Among the profit percentages they offered their clients were 0.5% per day, which reached 12% per month; more than the interests offered by banking entities nationwide.
According to preliminary calculations presented by the entity, at least 120,000 users fell into what would be this form of scam, and they delivered resources of the order of 130,000 million pesos, as mentioned, in exchange for returns that never reached their bank accounts. Which led to this raid, which would have put an end to this multi-level network that would have committed massive embezzlement of resources.
“These resources, presumably, were used to purchase sumptuous goods such as high-end vehicles; and to establish real estate, technology, software and advertising companies. Finally, the investors never received the promised profits,” said the Prosecutor’s Office after announcing the case, which caused alarm among those who deposited their money in these companies.
A prosecutor from the Specialized Directorate against Money Laundering was the one who presented them before the guarantee control judge, so that they could be prosecuted for the aforementioned punishments. Those involved would be associated with people who reside outside the national territory, which is why, during the hearings to legalize the capture and bring charges, the issuance of a blue Interpol circular was requested in order to find the capture of the others involved in this media case.