One of the alleged scammers, the producer: “You haven’t done anything I asked you to do”
The National Police suspect that the producer José Luis Moreno, arrested last June in the framework of Operation Titella , would keep between 400 and 900 million euros hidden abroad. This is clear from one of the reports prepared by the agents for the National High Court, released this Tuesday on the television program Todo es muy (Cuatro). This document indicates that the popular ventriloquist also considered leaving Spain. Moreno is free after presenting a mortgage guarantee to cover the bail of three million euros that the judge imposed on him. The investigators attribute to him alleged crimes of fraud, document falsification, against the public Treasury and criminal organization , among others.
The police report reads: “As a direct consequence of the financial situation that Moreno is going throughin our country, he has decided to leave Spain, quickly sell everything he has and leave without liquidating anything, which would mean that Moreno would not introduce into our country the money that he seems to have hidden abroad (from 400 to 900 million) ”. According to the document released by the television network, the producer revealed his intentions in a telephone conversation, where he told his interlocutor: “I have already lived a life and outside I am very organized. What I have to go is out of Spain urgently. All outside expenses are paid outside. I am as if I had another life and it is the one I want, but definitely now. I don’t have to contaminate anything here, because I also have everything very organized and highly regulated ”.
The agents add that Moreno allegedly set two offices outside the country: one in Los Angeles (USA) and another in London (UK). “He would also be building a hotel in the Maldives,” the police report emphasizes, which also describes the relationship he had with one of the alleged defendants, Alejandro Roemeers, who allegedly invested more than 30 million euros to produce a series that never reached to be made.
“Through the telephone interceptions, it has become known that Moreno would have appropriated for himself 16 million euros of the 32 million that Roemmers, as a partner and private investor, would have contributed for the recording of a series that Moreno was supposedly carrying out with the company Dreamligth International Productions SL ”, explains the Police, who intervened the ventriloquist’s communications.
Among the intercepted material – including emails and WhatsApp -, the agents analyze a message sent by Roemmers to Moreno, where he urges him to deliver the first chapters of the series on Francisco de Asís that he wanted to do and that, if he does not do it, he will undertake legal actions. “You have not done anything I asked you, nor have you contributed fresh money to society.” “32 million in exchange for nothing, except for an unfinished script and a trailer that according to the experts I have consulted lacks quality,” says Roemmers to the defendant. According to the report revealed this Tuesday by Cuatro, they wanted to sell the series at more than three million euros per episode.
In another part of the police document, the investigators analyze the conversation of two Moreno employees, who affirm that they would not “endure” an audit because it would be detected that, “in the entire first year, they did not begin to record.” “The big thing is when they began to pass bills for personnel that did not exist, which were as if 100 people worked and there were only [two],” the agents say. The workers point to the existence of bills of 20,000 and 30,000 euros for catering for people who “did not exist” or exorbitant hotel bills that Moreno passed by for 200,000 euros.