A stockbroker and two accomplices have been accused of defrauding 19 investors out of $33 million. The main suspect is believed to have handed over adulterated account statements to mislead investors and hide irregularities.
She was apprehended on December 2, 2016, and is credited as the mastermind behind a structure of natural and legal persons that was used to defraud 19 people. One of the other people accused was a defense lawyer for the alleged leader.
They convinced the affected to invest in the Forex market through their company and led them to believe that they invested their money in an entity that was supervised by the state and operating legally. The money was actually used for other purposes, according to financial evidence from Panama and the U.S.
The three people have been accused by the Prosecutor’s Office for the alleged scams. The main suspect has already been in preventive detention for almost three years, the maximum allowed.