THREE men in Gibraltar have been charged with conspiring to defraud the Ministry of Defence for a total of £300,000, by falsely representing invoices and submitting them for payment.
Two of the defendants were MoD employees. David Gilson of 21 Bergen Court, and Joseph Rocca of 323 Main Street, have both been charged with abusing their positions as government procurement cardholders. The third is a Spanish national, Jose Molina Marcos.
Marcos was charged with dishonestly intending to profit by presenting receipts of goods being imported into Gibraltar to HM Customs, when in fact these goods were not being imported at all.
A Ministry of Defence spokesperson confirmed that two of the defendants were MoD employees, but said the MoD would not comment any further at this stage.