The Santa Cruz Prosecutor’s Office Tenerife has requested the imposition of a seven-year prison sentence and the return of 90,000 euros to an official of the Autonomous Community who posed as an inspector of the State Tax Administration Agency (AEAT) .
He Public ministry He accuses him of continuous aggravated fraud by deceiving two brothers with the promise that he would solve a tax problem that had been notified to them.
The events took place after the men received a communication from the Tax agency in which they were informed of the start of a verification and investigation file.
Faced with this tax conflict, another person told them that he had a friend who was a tax inspector with whom he could put them in contact to resolve the possible imposition of a penalty.
Posing as an AEAT inspector in the following days, he made an appointment at an office located in a store and then another in which he demanded payment of 30,000 euros, ensuring that the money was not for him but for Treasury personnel.
Finally, each of the brothers paid 15,000 eurosplacing the money in a sports shoe box, covered in transparent paper, and gave it to an employee, telling her that it was for the accused.
After this first payment, the defendant informed them that the supposed procedures were going well but, in order to instill fear in them about the existence of a possible tax crime, he asked them over time for another 60,000 euros with the commitment that the matter would not reach the courts.
Finally, one of the brothers told the accused that he had no more money and that the money given on the last occasion was what he had saved for his son to finish his teaching career and to set up a daycare center.
Nevertheless, The official demanded another 30,000 euros, which the complainants refused.