A parliamentarian, a businessman, a notary and a local secretary of a political party have been accused by a Moroccan Jew of constituting a criminal gang, of falsification and use of forgery.
The case, which has reached the World Jewish Congress, concerns two Jewish investors who had been swindled by the suspects by persuading them to invest in projects on the outskirts of Tangier, a bare farm area of 513 hectares costing the “low price” of 150 million dirhams, Almassae reported.
But after the transfer of the amount agreed and of all the charges, the complainant discovered that the bank account to which the money was sent belongs to a parliamentarian, and a well-known politician.
The swindle was discovered after it was established that the property was not recorded at the land property registry and that the notary could not conclude any transaction on an unregistered property. It was also revealed that the farm was occupied by 73 individuals.