2 jailed and 11M Euro recovered in huge Dutch Dominican real estate scam

The Justice Ministry has recovered 11 of the more than  22 million Euros swindled by a alleged international network including two Dutch arrested in the country after having bilked around 900 investors in the Netherlands and fled to the Dominican Republic to live.

The Dutch authorities and their local pars said they’ve located the investment of 11 million Euros, in several companies and properties, said the Anti-laundering Unit coordinator German Miranda.

He said the detainees Gerd Pod and Nike Eddie are involved in the Dutch plot, which operated as a sort of marketing that promoted a real estate boom, providing diverse plans that were never built.

Pod, arrested in a penthouse on the tenth story of a tower on the exclusive Anacaona avenue, was deported to his country to face the charges, while Eddie was interrogated and released.

Miranda said the alleged swindlers duped investors, using their money for personal expenses and their own companies.

The Dutch lead investigator N. Hemelaar said since 2000 Pod was looking to invest the money in a Dominican resort. "Since 2000 until now, of all that project nothing was built, and the money disappeared."

Go back | Date: 23 Jun 2009
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