Dutch scam suspect accused of using laundered funds in Quepos

A man in Holland accused of being a scammer and his wife are accused of moving some of the ill-gained money to Costa Rica to make investments in the Quepos area.

The Judicial Investigating Organization said it is working with Dutch police to locate evidence in the case. Among other charges, the man, who is jailed in Holland, faces money laundering allegations, said agents here.

Agents were in Quepos Tuesday morning entering two of theproperties owned by the Dutch man via Costa Rican corporations. In addition, agents searched a lawyer’s office on Paseo Colón in San José, they said.

Dutch authorities told agents here that the man, who was not named, set up a corporation in Holland for the purpose of engaging in the solar energy businesses. But he moved the bulk of the money invested with him to Spain and then moved some to Costa Rica.

That was from August 2007 to September 2009, the judicial agency said.

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