Panama- A court in Panama sentenced to 10 years in prison to the Colombian swindler David Murcia Guzmán for the crime of “catchment by way of massive and habitual of economic resources of the publicwithout authorization competent”, in a case of “illegal pyramids” going back to 2008, Judicial sources reported this Friday.
Murcia Guzman, founder of dmg groupit was stopped the November 17, 2008 in Panama Y deportee a Colombia 2 days later of the intervention of the authorities to his conglomerate of companies in Colombia that captured money through prepaid cards.
Later it was transferred a USA, where fulfilled a sentence by money laundering coming from drug trafficking, after which it was deportee a Colombia, Where, in 2009 it was sentenced at 30 years of jail toHe will be found”responsible of money laundering Y massive uptake and habitual of money from the public” in that country.
The Public Ministry (MP, Prosecutor’s Office) reported this Friday that in addition to Murcia Guzman, the third liquidator judge deputy of criminal casesl First Judicial Circuit of Panamaa, Fernando Basurto, cwaved to 10 years from jail to Panamanian Ernesto Chong Coronado.
This case, dating from 2008, “is related to the illegal pyramids of cmoney appropriation“, also said a statement from the Judicial Branch.
According to the information released then, the net of Murcia Guzmán captured a few 780 people in Panama, whose losses in the pyramid business prowl the $3.5 million.
In December 2010the Prosecutor’s Office of Panama auctioned by $600,100 the I already deluxe confiscated a Murcia Guzmanmoney that was going to be destined to compensate the affected people for the Colombian
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Between the confiscated assets a Murcia their companies are already listed 10 cars, most luxury, 2 apartments Y 3 motorcycleyes, in addition to 1.3 million of dollars deposited on the Panamanian banking.
The Colombian Prosecutor’s Office reported at the time thatand found in the hard drives of the computers of the company DMG information that demonstrated that was driving a double counting and that the signature caughtonly in 2007 and 2008a total of $2.14 billion and that “a large part of the firm’s capital flow came from its contributors.”
DMG had “branches” in Panama, Venezuela and Ecuador, but they were intervened by the respective governments.
Murcia Guzmán had also planned to settle in Mexico, Peru and Brazil before being arrested in Panama. EFE
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