Angry customers call for charges against holiday home tycoon

Full Report Independent.ie


By Fergal MacErlean

Thursday January 26 2012

Darragh MacAnthony

Darragh MacAnthony

A SPANISH judge will decide whether football club boss Darragh MacAnthony will face charges after a raft of complaints from disgruntled customers who claim furniture ordered from his firm never arrived.

MacAnthony Realty International (MRI) developed resorts in several countries from its Marbella headquarters and sold furniture packs to clients.

Hugely popular on the holiday market, MRI had hundreds of Irish customers and boasted an annual turnover greater than €100m before the credit crunch.

It made the 35-year-old Dubliner, who now owns Peterborough Football Club, a multi-millionaire.

However, a group of 51 Irish and British buyers claim that €492,000 worth of furniture, ordered more than five years ago for apartments in Morocco, Bulgaria and Cape Verde, was never delivered.

Antonio Flores, the Spanish lawyer acting for the group, claims “many other” MRI customers are affected. He alleges that missing furniture is just one of the irregularities linked to MRI, or related companies.

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