THE Huelva businessman who tricked hundreds of people in May last year offering a job in Dubai for €600 per day has been sentenced to two years in prison for fraud.
The 46-year-old, known as ‘Tiburon’ (Shark), will also have to pay a fine of €2 per day for six months for a car sales scam amounting to €390,000, after reaching a agreement with the other parties.
He and five other people, including his wife and son, who have also been sentenced to one year each in prison, allegedly set up a scam by which they imported vehicles which they then sold via the internet, claiming the money but never sending the vehicles to the buyers.
His associate has been sentenced to two years, while two others were acquitted.
Whether or not ‘Tiburon’ will go to prison depends on whether he pays the civil liability fee required of him in time.
Despite having accepted the agreement, he maintains that it was not a scam, but simply a breach of contract from one of his providers which prevented him from getting the vehicles to the buyers.