The Leader of the Generación Zoe organization, Leonardo Cositorto, and three other people will be charged by the Rosario Justice on suspicion of defrauding at least 11 people.
The prosecutor of the Economic Crimes Unit of the Public Ministry of the Accusation (MPA) of Rosario, Mariano Ríos Artacho, confirmed this Friday that the leader of the organization Generación Zoe, Leonardo Cositorto, will be “indicted at a hearing next Tuesday together with three other people with whom he operated in Rosario for the crime of fraud”.
The official specified that in Rosario “there are 11 victims and the amount of the scam reaches, in principle, 100,000 dollars.”
In statements to Cadena3-Rosario, the prosecutor stated that there are other new victims, so the amount of the scam could rise to “$250,000”.
According to Ríos Artacho, the CEO of the group operated in Rosario with a group of three people; two of which were arrested They are women and a man who fulfilled the role of representative of the organization in this city who weighs an arrest request.
Regarding the technique used in the alleged scams, he indicated “that it was an organization that recruited people to make investments in businesses with a legitimate appearance with the promise of a monthly income that ranged from 7.5 to 20% per month in dollars.”
For his part, the lawyer for the 11 victims, Jorge Resegue, pointed out that among the complainants there are people who “took loans or invested their life savings and it turns out that they were scammed and are now in debt.”
For the plaintiff attorney, “the trust generated by Cositorto and his people in Rosario is incredible, until the last moment after his arrest, some continued to trust that he would appear and that he would pay them. They did not see that there had been a fraudulent scheme,” he told Cadena3-Rosario.
Other sources of the investigation consulted by Télam announced that Leonardo Cositorto will be transferred from the province of Córdoba where he is detained next Monday, and that he will be charged on Tuesday for the crimes of illicit association and fraud.