Condemned the perpetrators of the pyramid scam 700 Jehovah's Witnesses
Barcelona, February 6. 2015 (EFE) .- The Court of Barcelona has sentenced to three years in prison four members of a pyramidal network that defrauded about 2,000 investors, including 700 members of the Jehovah's Witnesses, who lost their savings to trust plot, led by community leaders of worship.
At sentencing, the tenth section of the Court of Barcelona sentence of three and a half years in prison for the two leaders of the network and three years to two of his collaborators (sisters), accused of a continuing offense of fraud and criminal bankruptcy.
According to the judgment, the defendants executed their scam between 1998 and 2002, when they took advantage of their prevalence on other members of the Jehovah's Witnesses to steal their savings.
The Court emphasizes that most of those harmed by this scam had a precarious financial position, so that its financial position was very poor after delivering all the money they have earned in their working lives "induced by an abuse of confidence of those who considered their 'protectors elders'. "
The network operated by the Rural societies New Life and Mutual Life Mas, who justified their existence with healthcare policies where doctors "noninvasive" treatments are guaranteed, which was key to attract Jehovah's Witnesses. EFE.