Costa Rican police raid law offices in connection with €8.5 million fraud investigation

By Zach Dyer

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) raided the law offices of Robles Oreamuno in downtown San José and in the Pacific beach town of Quepos on Tuesday in connection with a €8.5 million fraud investigation.

OIJ spokeswoman Xinia Zamora said that the raid aimed to discover if the law firm was aware of the illicit source of money used to buy properties in Costa Rica by a Dutch businessman. The Dutchman was arrested in Spain in 2010 for defrauding investors in a solar energy satellite scam. The funds collected in the scam were invested in Spain and Costa Rica, Zamora said.

Robles Oreamuno set up a corporation used to buy properties in Costa Rica for the fraudster, whose name Costa Rican authorities have not yet made public.

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Via:: Tico Times