For over a year we have waited for news about this case, and today it was taking an amazing turn thanks to very good work by the lawyers of the defrauded Irish investors. They have proved that the case was stalled by a probably corrupt judge. Hopefully those behind RICARDO MIRANDA’s worldwide fraud show involving ex president Leonel Fernandez and Prince Albert of Monaco, will finally see the inside of the jail.
HERE ARE THE FACTS and they are all over the Spanish press(see links below)
Letter from the lawyers handling the lawsuit one behalf of Ollie Reel’s investor group:
During our professional work and only recently we have found out that the Judge dealing with our criminal lawsuit in Madrid (Criminal Court number 16) against Ricardo Miranda and others, this is the Judge Mr. Jose Emilio Coronado Ruz is the brother of Ignacio Coronado Ruz who in the past was a partner, Secretary and even President of the board of Management of the Dominican Republic company “Paraíso Tropical S.A.” and who was as well the legal representative of the company “Inversiones C.C.F., S.A.”. The later sold its shares to the company “Punta Perla Caribbean, Golf Marina & Spa, S.A.” represented and operated by Ricardo Miranda Miret, who also transferred for the purchase of the shares the money obtained from your purchase in Malaga with “Estepona Beach”. All this is a business puzzle to commit offences. We have also recently found out that the brother of the Court, Ignacio Coronado Ruz is or was the straw man of one of the owners of “Paraiso Tropical S.A.,”, Andres Leitor and Carlos Sanchez, who are also involved in the famous MALAYA case for corruption in Marbella, and have been involved in legal cases with regards to the sale of shares of Punta Perlato Ricardo Miranda.
Ignacio Coronado Ruz was sued with regards to the inscription of the shares and for
tax fraud in Dominican Republic by Ricardo Miranda and his companies. Pursuant to Spanish Proceedings Law, one of the cases to recuse a Judge is that the Judge dealing with the case is the brother of one of the defendants. It is true that in our case the brother, Ignacio Coronado, hasn’t been sued by us but:1. Within our criminal lawsuit, we have sued the company “PARAISO TROPICAL S.A.” of the Dominican Republic and its legal representatives (we didn’t know who the previous administrators were) and we requested on due course that the Judge investigated the company the current and previous legal representatives of the above mentioned company. Please note that the Judge hasn’t taken any decision or action to carry out this investigation.2. Our criminal lawsuit, for swindle and misappropriation of funds, is not only addresses against Ricardo Miranda and the representatives of OCEAN VIEW, but also against all those who the Court discovered had any implications or against those who we could find out were liable for any criminal/civil offenses, and it is clear that Ignacio Coronado Ruz (brother of the Judge) and others are liable for the above mentioned offenses. Pursuant to Spanish Proceedings Law, any Judge who has any type of family relationship (or any other relationship) with any of the parties must refrain from dealing with such case, and from the very first moment the Judge was aware that he was dealing with a court case regarding his brother he should have refrained from dealing with it. In our case our Judge has been dealing this case for almost two years and he hasn’t mentioned any relationship with Ignacio or has made any attempt to stop dealing with our case. Spanish Proceedings Law also establishes that another reason to recuse a Judge is that the Judge had any personal interest in continue dealing with the court case. In our case even though the Judge has continued investigating our case, in which either directly or indirectly his brother was involved, there is a clear personal interests, and therefore, we have another issue to file the recuse. Therefore, we would like to inform you that once we have obtained evidences from the above mentioned reasons and because of the importance and urgency of our case, we have taken the following legal actions to protect your rights:
1.- We have already formally requested the recuse of the Judge and that a new Judge “ not tainted” is appointed to substitute him and to deal with our case
2.- We have formally requested the postponement of our case until the Court decides about the recuse and substitution of the Judge.
3.- We have formally extend our criminal lawsuit to the following: Ignacio Coronado Ruz, Andres Leitor, Carlos Sanchez. And to that effect, the above mentioned should be summoned to appear in court as soon as a new Judge has been appointed. As a consequence of our requests, which were made last week, this morning I have received a telephone call from the Criminal Court Number 16 of Madrid confirming that our case is no won hold until the court decides about our recuse and substitution of the Judge. We will receive a notification within the next few days. As you can understand, this issue is very important and therefore we had to act quickly. We have noticed some irregularities and delays in our case from the beginning, but we were unable to take the above mentioned actions until we had evidences that support our request, like we have obtained only recently. If finally the Court decides to recuse and substitute our Judge (this decision will be taken by the High Court of Madrid in approx. 3-4 weeks), then the clients and myself as the lawyer dealing with the case, will have to study possible actions against the
Judge and third parties (actions to be filed at the General Council of Judicial Power) or even criminal actions for corruption (this happens when a Judge is taking decisions or not doing anything even though he knows that this is unfair) and the damages derived.In any case, we will study all the options and decide whatever is best for your interests. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries or comments.
Kind regards, Luis Fernando Gonzalez Ordonez
Abogado/Lawyer - Reg. Nº 6125 I.C.A. Málaga