A Spanish citizen who was hiding in Moldova was extradited to the country of origin on April 15 from the Chisinau International Airport. He is suspected of a fraud that damaged Spanish budget for more than 20 million euro.

According to the Spanish journalists, in 2008-2010, Roca Samper Jorge Ignacio, with a partner and his brother created two large companies that owned the biggest purification plants in Valencia. They have created several corporate structures, which charged a fee of 45 euros for each tonne of guck, compared with the actual market price  of 18 euro per tonne. It caused more than 20 million euro damage to local budget.

Roca Samper Jorge Ignacio

According to the Spanish investigators, although the fraud was committed in Spain, the process of money laundering was done outside the country. The money was transferred to some companies based in Malta, France and even Andorra.

During the investigation the businessman disappeared and was announced internationally wanted by judicial authorities from Madrid.

The scammer was found in the Republic of Moldova in June 2015 in the village Corjova, Criuleni district. His home was searched. The police found a false military card and false Moldovan civil status documents.

Roca Samper Jorge Ignacio was detained for extradition procedure, and on 15 April was extradited in Spain.

The 47-year-old Roca Samper Jorge Ignacio is likely to spend the next ten years in a prison. There are 30 more Spaniards suspected of the participation in this fraud. 

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