Costa Rica News – Well I guess you can take the Costa Rican out of Costa Rica but the Tico inside them will never leave. I know being raised in Costa Rica leads to unethical behavior as people are just following the example of the government and the laws passed that promote stealing, but in the USA if you are caught you cannot point fingers at someone else you are taken to trial and incarcerated.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States identified the arrested as Luis Alejandro Giralt Apestegui (age 35) and Carlos Manuel Jimenez Chinchilla (39), who reside in Guachipelín outside of Escazú, San José.
Their names appear in the public record of incarceration of the FBI, which located in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, a state prison located south of the district.
According to the indictment the prosecutor Preet Bharara, filed with a New York court, the defendants “intentionally and knowingly combined, conspired and allied among themselves and with others” to commit the crime of money laundering.
According to the document, the Costa Ricans participated in a monetary transaction derived from criminal activity, with a value exceeding $ 10,000.
The indictment details that Giralt met in New York on August 5 with Francisco Delgado (not detailed nationality), another defendant in the case.
Consulate General of Costa Rica in New York confirmed yesterday in a press release that the U.S. authorities notified them about the arrest of the two ticos.
The Consul Ana Lorena Villalobos said neither has requested consular assistance.
She explained that both face federal charges and, therefore, each one has a defense attorney.