Declared in Marbella six exdirectivos a real estate scam after complaint

Note this is translated to English from Spanish.  The Original can be seen on the SUR Spanish Paper Website

Reported in Sur.es 25.04.12 – 15:18 By MONICA PEREZ | MARBELLA

Fifty foreign makers accuse keep MacAnthony of € 500,000 for furniture not delivered

Darragh Macanthony leaves the courthouse in Marbella this morning. / Josele-Release

The well known ex-director of a real estate company, Darragh Macanthony, has returned today to Marbella to declare before court number 4 following accusations for fraud and misappropriation of funds made by 50 foreign citizens. These mainly British and Irish citizens ratified their accusations a month ago in the same courthouse. They claim that they bought furniture from the company in question for properties in different parts of the world; Turkey, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Italy, France and Morocco where this company operated.
Other directors of the company have been called to appear alongside Macanthony: Dominic Pickering, Michael Liggan, Sarah O’Callaghan, Nicola Shaw and Fernando Arespacochaga Alcala del Olmo.
Macanthony was the first to declare. He arrived just after ten and left at midday when he declined to give a statement.
The ex-directors are accused of keeping around five or six hundred thousand euros. Most of the transactions were carried out in the headquarters which Macanthony had in Marbella – the very same place the ex-mayor Jesus Gil y Gil used as a Finance Club.
This newspaper understands that those called today have been asked to give further evidence as the evidence given today has been deemed insufficient.
Their accusers claim that those called today have cleaned out the company leaving it with no assets and that they have moved it to a *ghost office” in Madrid where a 90 year old man, about whom nothing is known, has been put in charge.
Darragh Macanthony is currently owner of a football club in the English First Division, Peterborough United.

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