Suspected ponzi scheme and money launderer DMG stole 1.1 trillion pesos
(US$427 million) of the Colombian people, the Colombian Government said
Tuesday. So far, authorities have been able to recover 95 billion
(US$37 million) of this money.
“The claims against DMG, filed by 215,251 people, have a total sum of 1.1 trillion pesos, while the money and assets seized are worth no more than 95 billion,” María Mercedes Perry, on behalf of the Government in charge of the return of DMG money, said Monday.
Of the seized wealth, a total of 45 billion pesos was found in cash.
The Government will start returning money to the victims of DMG in the coming days, Perry told Caracol Radio.
Those who filed claims can expect a return of no more than 260,000 pesos (US$100). If the Government is able to seize more money or properties of DMG, it promises to return this money too.