A court in Palma has sentenced a gang of eight Britons who organized false poisoned food claim (ie.

The group that appeared in a court in Palma in Mallorca on Wednesday 25 January was accused of encouraging visitors to the island to report that they had been subjected to food poisoning. People were encouraged to do so in an effort to extort money from hotels and tour operators.

In total, some €200,000 is said to have been raised through fraudulent claims by the band, which has been accused of aggravated fraud and criminal organization.

The cases date back to 2016 and 2017 with British tourists staying at all-inclusive resorts being targeted. The gang prepared the “plaintiff’s” case by proving that he had been ill during his stay.

That allowed the “plaintiff” to extort compensation from their insurance company and the resorts they stayed at.

Two brothers are said to have been behind the idea of ​​using a company they set up to send the information to a law firm in the UK with which they had an employment relationship. The documentation would then be used to file a claim, with the brothers taking a percentage of the compensation.

The eight involved have been asked to plead guilty and will appear in court again in the near future with the judge giving the go-ahead for the prosecution to present their evidence.

The eight Britons have not been named but are believed to be well known among the local expat community, and if found guilty, could face jail time for the misrepresentation. poisoned food claim (is


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