Published On: Fri, Jul 22nd, 2016

Update: Garcia arrested for embezzling Venezuelan bank

Eric GarciaWILLEMSTAD – “It’s not the Dutch Antilles Express (DAE), according to an information we’ve received from the lawyer Mrs. Valerie Maria, who filed a complaint against Eric Carcia, which resulted in his arrest,” said the popular reporter Godfried Adem on his news site GMAN News.

Eric Lion Garcia, the former Director of Giro Bank in Curaçao, has lied about depositing a large sum of money, 11 million dollars, on an account at the Maduro & Curiel’s Bank (MCB) in Curaçao. This is absolutely not true. Instead, he deposited the money in his own bank account.

“Garcia said that he was going to deposit this money at Banco de Maracaibo, but this bank was later declared bankrupt and he was appointed as one of the curators, together with lawyers Robert Blauw and Valery Maria.

After a while, Mrs. Valery Maria requested information about the deposit at the MCB Bank. She started an investigation to know whether Garcia had really made that deposit or not. MCB notified her that the deposit never took place. This is when she filed the complaint against Garcia at the Public Prosecution (OM).

The documents Garcia had sent to Maria and the OM as proof of deposit were forged. After Maria filed the complaint, OM immediately started an investigation, which led to Garcia’s arrest.

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