Inside Timeshare has recently been publishing articles on the legal challenges regarding the attempts of various timeshare companies to avoid paying out to clients who have won their cases against them. On 30 September the Spanish newspaper El Diario published an article on the seizure or embargos of properties, yesterday another newspaper El Dia published a similar article.
The methods they are using are constant appeals to the High Courts which even the judges in those courts are seeing a frivolous. Other methods they are also employing is the transfer of funds from the bank accounts of the named companies in the court cases.
At the forefront of these legal challenges to enforce the sentences of the courts is Canarian Legal Alliance, who have achieved the first embargos on the properties of Beverly Hills Club. Six apartments have had an embargo order placed on them, this means that if Silverpoint fails to honour their commitment to pay the clients, then the properties may be auctioned to cover the debt.
The total amount of the properties is estimated to be around 1.5 million euros, this is a huge amount and will cover many clients who are waiting to be paid what they are owed. One UK client who has been awarded over 13,000 euros is one of those in this first case, the apartment embargoed on their behalf is worth around 250,000€. So the question is why don’t they just pay up?
Well, I think we all know the answer with regards to Silverpoint, it is to ensure that the Trotta family do not lose out on their inheritance of the late Bob Trotta’s fortune.
With regards to Anfi, not only have the newspapers been reporting on their attempts to avoid paying, Inside Timeshare reported in July on the item aired on Spanish National Television New TVE1. The report was how Anfi is moving funds around their different bank accounts so that any embargo on the accounts of the Anfi entities named in the court’s cases are empty.
This report also included an interview with one of the senior litigation lawyers of Canarian Legal Alliance Eva Gutiérrez, she explained what Anfi are doing and what procedures CLA have in place to thwart their moves. She is also seen with a document showing all the various accounts used by Anfi.
Inside Timeshare also published the news that a full-blown investigation into the antics of Silverpoint has been ordered by the State Prosecutor of Tenerife. This may result in criminal charges being brought against the administrators of Silverpoint, one being the Obstruction of Justice. When these charges are brought and a conviction secured then the perpetrator may very well face up to 4 years in jail.
El Diario article
El Dia article
Link to the TVE1 news item with English subtitles.
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