A judge linked Alexandru Preda to the trial for the crimes of criminal association and improper disposition of resources from banking institutions.
In a 7-hour hearing, a Control judge residing in the South Prison linked the Romanian Mihai Alexandru Preda to the process, identified as the alleged leader of the “Riviera Maya” gang, dedicated to cloning cards in ATMs, for the crimes of criminal association and improper disposition of resources from banking institutions.
During the procedure held at the Federal Criminal Justice Center of the aforementioned Reclusorio, the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) stated that the Romanian criminal group was made up of at least 15 people, including Florian Tudor, imprisoned in the Altiplano prison, who would have withdrawn more than 70 million pesos from a bank located in Mexico, between March 15 and 16, 2017.
According to FGR prosecutors, the gang, with international reach, cloned at least 12 cards from a Brazilian banking institution, with which it carried out 5,175 operations at different ATMs of the BBV bank, located in Mexico City, Hidalgo. , Quintana Roo, Yucatan and State of Mexico.
The Attorney General of the Republic indicated that the modus operandi of the criminal group consisted of changing the slots and keyboards of the ATMs through its ATM companies to illegally steal cash.
Source: El Universal