Three months after the biggest pyramid scam in Argentina, Leonardo Cositortoleader of Generation Zoeand its partners in the province of jump were imputed for having committed 60 frauds and the crime of illicit association. However, that one He not only insists on his innocencebut is defined as “part of the victimsdespite the evidence against him.
The total sum of the damage caused, according to the complaints made, amounts to 3,901,700 pesos and 228,557.29 dollars. She appeared before the prosecutor Ana Inés Salinas Odorisio, before whom she declared and refused to answer questions. He was assisted by a private lawyer, while the rest of the defendants, Jorge Vilardel, Ricardo Vilardel, Ana Lucía Vilardel and Vilma Griselda Albornoz, abstained and reported that they will present their versions in writing.
Words of Cositorto
«Politicians, corrupt businessmen, bought media and Justice make up the great Argentine scam«, Said the supposed ontological coach while he was taken by police officers to the Complex Economic Crimes Unit. Prosecutor Ana Inés Salinas Odorisio was waiting for him there for the hearing, according to NA. “I am part of the victims of all these things,” said the detainee while he was admitted to the judicial establishment.
The CEO of Generation Zoe He arrived in the midst of a strong security operation and escorted by personnel from the High Risk Police Operational Group (Gopar) and the Fiscal Investigation Corps (CIF). He was transferred with a protective helmet and a bulletproof vest. At the end of the hearings, the five defendants were transferred again to the General Mayor’s Office of the City of Salta, where they will remain detained and housed until next Monday.
Evolution of the cause Generation Zoe
Before being present in Salta, the ontological coach was in Córdoba and Corrientes. In the first, before the prosecutor of Villa María, Juliana Companys, he disassociated himself from the crimes for which he is accused against hundreds of savers. In the second province he was taken to Goya to appear for nine accusations, also for the same crimes.
It is likely that Leonardo Cositorto will also have to appear in other jurisdictions of the country. According to him, there are victims who are preparing actions in Rosario, Mendoza and Buenos Aires, although his defense, led by lawyer Miguel Ángel Pierri, said that for now “they were not notified.” Until now, the exact number of victims in the country and in the rest of the continent is not known.
The businessman was arrested on April 4 in the Dominican Republic, after being a fugitive from Interpol. They accuse him of having defrauded hundreds of investors, to whom he promised profits with the interest that their capital investment would generate. The case currently has more than 20 detainees. The company founded by Cositorto not only operated in various provinces of the country, but also branched out internationally, in countries such as Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico and the United States.