Ruiz Mateos has died

Ruiz Mateos, one of Spains most flamboyant businessmen has died at the age of 84. He had been in hospital since June, when he was remanded without bail ahead of massive tax evasion charges. José Maria was a man who made and lost two fortunes. His first fortune was amassed during the heady first days of democracy when he amassed a vast business empire through somewhat -ah hem- dodge dealings. But he later fell out Continue reading Ruiz Mateos has died

130 arrested in benefit fraud crackdown

The Guardia Civil’s financial crimes division have arrested 130 people after discovering a businessman offering fake work contracts to help people obtain benefits they were not entitled to. [Adsense-B] The scam involved two companies based out of Torre Pacheco in Murcia. The main company was a real fruit and vegetable supply company that operated normally, but whose owner had diversified into benefit fraud. He had setup a second company which had no clients, assets or Continue reading 130 arrested in benefit fraud crackdown