CAM employee charged over threatening emails

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A CAM bank employee was arrested for allegedly sending threatening emails to FROB administrators.

FROB are bank guarantee fund administrators appointed by the Bank of Spain following the bailout of CAM last summer.

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The 24-year-old is the son of one of the directors of the bank, according to a report in Spanish daily El Mundo.

Investigations started after the newspaper director and the family of one of the bank’s directors reported the threats. He was arrested after sending his most recent email from a computer at the Alicante University’s Economics Faculty last week.

He has been charged with extortion and revealing secrets through the internet. In addition to the three FROB investigators, the detainee also allegedly threatened other high level managers at the bank and some of their family members.

In one case he reportedly threatened to kidnap the son of one of these managers if his demands were not met. He also allegedly tried and failed to convince the editor of an Alicante newspaper to publish false accusations.

The first of these threatening emails were allegedly sent last July and have continued to the present. His computer, hard disc and USB sticks have been seized from his property in Playa de San Juan.

He has appeared before a judge in San Vicente del Raspeig and since been released on charges while the investigation is underway.

By Nicole Hallett

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