Milanes investors may testify by video

Prosecutors are making plans so that investors in the failed Savings Unlimited high-interest scheme can testify from the United States.

Prosecutors had asked all those who had filed a complaint against the operator of the firm, Luis Milanes, and two associates to show up and testify. Many no longer are in Costa Rica, and some have complained about having lost all their money and being unable to travel here.

Court officials are expected to seek a video connection with the Costa Rican Consulate in Miami for testimony. That many not be a big help for some investors who live in other distant parts of the United States and Canada.

Some investors, however, do live in Florida.

Milanes is being tried on a fraud count because his company collapsed in November 2002.

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