The conversation between two employees points to the Police that they appropriated 16 million of the 32 that a scammer gave them for a TV series
The National Police believe that the producer José Luis Moreno, who is free on bail after being arrested in the framework of Operation Titella for alleged crimes of fraud, would have weighed “quickly sell everything he has and leave without paying anything” to the abroad, where it would have hidden between 400 and 900 million euros.
This is stated in the summary to which Europa Press has had access, in which the agents point out that the ventriloquist confessed his intentions in a telephone call made on February 25. “I have already lived a life and I am very organized abroad, what I have to leave is outside of Spain urgently,” Moreno revealed to Luis Dueñas.
In that same conversation, the producer explained to his interlocutor that he had everything “very orderly and highly regulated” outside of Spain. “I am as if I had another life and it is the one I want, but definitely now,” he said, to which Dueñas replied: “I feed you here and you feed me outside.”
That phrase, as suspected by the Police, would be related to the fact that Moreno would have established two offices in Los Angeles (United States) and London (United Kingdom). In addition, the television producer would be building, as the summary states, a hotel in the Maldives.
“I am ready for anything if I feel cheated”
In the information provided to the court, the investigators also refer to Moreno’s relationship with one of the alleged defendants, Alejandro Roemmers, who would have invested more than 30 million euros for the production of a series that was not carried out.
Roemmers himself would have addressed Moreno demanding that he answer a series of questions and directing him a threat if he did not respond. “As I told you, I am ready for anything, if I feel cheated and do not receive at least some chapters as soon as possible, without further contributions of any kind or concessions from usurious lenders,” snapped the scammed.
In this sending of messages, the client charged the producer for not having “done anything” of what he had asked. “You have not contributed fresh money to society, nor have you signed an understanding with JOSEPH providing peace of mind and making you responsible for future payments and the delivery of the first season,” he was ugly.
Moreover, he blamed Moreno that he had received “32 million in exchange for nothing except an unfinished script and a trailer that according to the experts” consulted “lack the quality and intensity and spectacularity that” Moreno would have guaranteed to “sell a series with more than 3 million per episode ». “It is not true said by all who have seen it,” he said.
The summary also includes the conversation between two of Moreno’s employees. One of them, Beatriz, tells Rosa the messages that Roemmers sent to the television producer. Both commented, according to the investigators, that they “could not endure” an audit because it would be discovered that in “the entire first year they did not start filming.”
“Some tried to open his head and others to put him in jail”
From the talk between the two workers it also appears that Moreno would have “appropriated at least 16 million euros” of the 32 that Roemmers gave him to record the series that the ventriloquist supposedly carried out with Dreamlight International Productions SL on the life of Francisco de Asís.
In that conversation, Beatriz assured Rosa that Moreno “already tried to open his head” – alluding to the robbery he suffered at his mansion in Boadilla del Monte in 2007 – and that “others will try to put him in jail.” Rosa, for her part, was convinced that the producer was going to “escape” because he himself “said so, warning his partner that if he did so,” he would leave with a lot of money “.
Moreno has been on probation on bail since July 1. Although initially the investigating magistrate demanded a guarantee of three million euros, the producer presented documentation to prove a mortgage guarantee obtained to cover the amount claimed by the National Court.
The ventriloquist appears as being investigated for alleged crimes of illicit association, fraud, falsification of documents, money laundering, crimes against the Public Treasury and punishable insolvency.
He is accused of having cheated more than 50 million euros through the creation of a business network that had more than 700 merchants, allegedly laundering the black money of organizations dedicated to drug trafficking.
During the police investigation, which goes back two years, an intervention was carried out in which more than one million euros in cash was seized from a ‘mule’, who worked for the organization, transporting large amounts of cash in double-bottomed vehicles throughout the national territory from the sale of drugs inside and outside our borders.
The investigation was born in 2018 as a result of several complaints from banking entities in which it was manifested how, by abusing banking operations, this organization had managed to defraud more than 1.3 million.