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Two lawyers were arrested for extorting two million euros from clients

Two lawyers were arrested in Palma accused of committing the crimes of falsification of commercial documents, against the public treasury and abuse and, as a result, excessively benefiting from about two million euros from some of their clients.

As detailed by the National Police in a statement, the arrest, made in Palma on October 9, was preceded by an entry and search with a court order requested by the Prosecutor’s Office, and the Tax Agency of the Balearic Islands, which has been referred to The Prosecutor’s Office has issued a report with its investigations on a possible allocation of amounts that were originally intended by foreign citizens to pay taxes.

So, three days before, on October 6, an operation was carried out by police officers assigned to the Economic Crime and Technological Crime Group of the National Police of the Balearic Islands, together with officers from the Tax Agency , where entries and searches are made. brought out by law firms and a significant amount of documentation intervened, to do, on site, in the offices themselves, the dumping and retrieval of data from existing computers there.

The operational actions stem from a complaint filed by the Balearic Prosecutor’s Office before the Investigative Court of Guardia de Palma, as a result of a report sent to the Prosecutor’s Office itself by the Balearic Regional Inspection of the Tax Agency.

According to the report issued by the Tax Agency, the origin of the actions, these people receive money from many non-resident foreign clients, an amount that was originally intended to pay the Tax Agency the payment of obtained from the corresponding Income Tax declarations. .of non-residents. However, the money deposited by clients in the offices “was never used for the purpose for which it was given.”

Through the described operation, and according to the complaint of the Prosecutor, it is estimated that the two prisoners may have profited excessively from the estimated amount of two million euros.

After the arrest and when the necessary steps were taken, the two alleged perpetrators were released with charges pending summons by the judicial authorities.

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