URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: German Cardona Soler, Figure Associated With International Forex Scam Pushed On TalkGold And MoneyMakerGroup, Arrested By Spanish National Police; Agency Alleges $300 Million Ponzi
BULLETIN: Spanish National Police have arrested German Cardona Soler in a case that alleges a spectacular Ponzi and fraud scheme involving more than $300 million. Two others also were arrested, and police “locked” 12 bank accounts. Although early details are unclear, it appears as though police have charged at least seven people in the alleged international caper.
Cardona Soler, also known simply as German Cardona, is referenced in U.S. court documents in the EMG/Finanzas Forex case. Federal prosecutors traced money seized in the case to the narcotics trade, according to U.S. court filings. The scheme was promoted on TalkGold, MoneyMakerGroup and other Ponzi and criminals’ forums.
Cardona also is referenced in other Ponzi cases, including the George Theodule Ponzi in Florida.
Spanish police described the alleged caper as a “mini-Madoff” scheme, saying it affected more than 100,000 people in 110 countries.