Colombian Man Extradited to Ecuador for Money Laundering

first_img A Colombian man was extradited by his country to Quito, where he will serve a 12-year prison sentence for the crime of money laundering, the Ecuadorean Ministry of Interior announced on July 15. In February 2008, the foreign national identified as 31-year-old Andrés P.C., was sentenced when he was unable to justify the origins of his properties in Ecuador, which were seized by authorities, the institution said in a statement. “These properties were transferred by his father, Hernán P. C., who is currently detained in a U.S. prison for drug trafficking charges. When Andrés P. heard about his father’s arrest, he fled the country,” he added. He was detained in June 2012 in Colombia, where the courts accused him for money laundering and authorized his extradition last February. In August 2006, Ecuador disrupted an organization aimed at money laundering, headed by Hernán P. C. The money came from Panamanian companies, according to the Ministry. After this operation, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Panama and the United States started legal actions against the organization. By Dialogo July 16, 2013last_img read more

Team scores a home run on striking new build

first_img Main river cash splash pushes $80 million The brief called for an open plan design.The ground floor is dedicated to open plan living with the lounge, dining and office zones wrapped around a grassed courtyard.Rest and relaxation dominate the upper level where the spacious master suite has a walk-in robe, ensuite and a private balcony.There is no shortage of wow moments either — a glass-walled walk-in wine cellar displays 1200 bottles, each bedroom boasts its own view and a gas fireplace runs the length of the living room. The design makes the most of the riverfront position.Having remained on the Gold Coast during the COVID-19 period, Mrs Hall is spending time with family before returning to Sydney.“It’s just a very comfortable and practical house to live in,” she said. “If you put the fireplace on at night, you don’t even need heating during the Queensland winter. Come summer, when you can open up the doors and let the breeze flow through, it’s just superb.“We get so many comments, not just about the house, but the furniture too. They delivered everything we wanted and more.”Glenys Pitkin is taking expressions of interest for 8840 The Point Circuit, Sanctuary Cove until September 11. Ex-Wallaby’s star move to help locked down residents FOLLOW JANELLE ESTREICH ON INSTAGRAMcenter_img 8840 The Point Circuit, Sanctuary Cove.Once the design and build phases were complete, the team handed the baton to interior designer Jill Chilton.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“We had one day there where we were given a whole array of furnishings and finishes to choose from,” said Mrs Hall, who was also having an apartment built in Manly. “By the time it was all finished, I couldn’t remember what we were getting!” When it came time to sign off the investment project, the review was glowing. “They turned to Matt and I and said, ‘You guys nailed it,’” Mr Keil said. “I’m just glad they loved every single facet of the home.” The brief was to create a modern and open design that capitalised on a north-facing position in a subtropical climate.“We set out to create something unique,” said Mr Keil, whose design won a new residential house category at this year’s Building Designers Association of Queensland Design Awards. “Given that the owners were open, design wise, we wanted to create a landmark that stood out, one that people notice and talk about. In this area, there is nothing like it. ”Facing north west down the mouth of the Coomera River, the layout of the house was heavily influenced by the aspect. “The home is designed to protect itself from the west and share light from the north in through the guts of the house,” Mr Keil said. Expressions of interest are being called for 8840 The Point Circuit, Sanctuary Cove.IT’S the kind of project that designers and builders dream about — having free rein to create a luxury house in a prime location with a generous budget. Based in NSW, owner Penny Hall handed over full control of the Sanctuary Cove new build to Reece Keil, of Reece Keil Design, and Matt McLennan, of Bespoke Projects & Developments. “They were both amazing because we did it all from Sydney and would check in occasionally,” Mrs Hall said. “It was all very stress free.” The 1200-bottle glass-walled wine cellar is a standout feature. MORE: Prestige buyers trade the beach for the bushlast_img read more

Robles relishing Howard rivalry

first_imgNew Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles admits he is very ambitious and is looking forward to competing with established first-choice Tim Howard. The 23-year-old signed a five-year contract with the Toffees on Tuesday and will be viewed as Howard’s long-term successor. However, while the Spaniard is keen to learn from the United States international – Everton’s first-team goalkeeper since his arrival from Manchester United in 2006 – he is not fazed by the prospect of deposing him. “I am a very ambitious goalkeeper. I can’t wait to get started at such a big club,” he said. “It is a great honour to come here and work with Tim. He is a great goalkeeper and I am sure I will learn a lot from him. “Obviously we will be competing together and it’s the manager’s decision at the end of the day (who he chooses).” Robles spent last season on loan at Wigan from Atletico Madrid and ousted Ali Al-Habsi towards the end of the season, playing in the Latics’ historic FA Cup final win over Manchester City. Robles is the third player Everton have signed this summer familiar to Martinez, who has also brought former Wigan players Arouna Kone and Antolin Alcaraz to Goodison Park as well as four members of the Latics backroom team. The goalkeeper is grateful to extend his stay in the Premier League but he will not be resting on his laurels having secured a permanent deal. “It was a fantastic experience to come to the Premier League, it is clearly the most important league in the world, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue at a club like Everton,” he told evertontv. “Roberto Martinez being here was a major factor in me coming here. I firmly believe that Roberto will take Everton to even greater heights and we are all here to achieve that aim.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

West Ham blow: New setback for Andy Carroll as striker ruled out for SIX weeks

first_imgWest Ham striker Andy Carroll is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines, Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has revealed.The 26-year-old suffered a knee injury during the midweek draw with Southampton and scans have since shown he suffered a medial ligament tear.It is the latest setback in the career of the former Newcastle and Liverpool hitman.Carroll has been beset by injury problems since moving to Upton Park for a club record £15million fee in June 2013 after a year-long loan spell. A serious heel injury meant he made just 16 appearances for the Hammers last season, while he missed the first four months of this campaign with ankle trouble.Allarydce is yet to discover the full extent of the latest problem, but expects the giant hitman to be sidelined for at least a month.“I think a full diagnosis is yet to come, it will probably be by the end of the day,” he said.“It is likely to be a few weeks, the medial ligament on the side of his knee has a tear in it from a fairly innocuous collision.“Hopefully (he will only miss) four to six weeks if we are lucky, depending on Andy’s recovery rate. It is a big blow for his and a big blow for us but it is one we have to cope with.“It is traumatic when someone is going through a period when in a short time they overcome one injury and another occurs.”Whilst Carroll will be missing for the FA Cup fifth-round clash at West Brom on Saturday, Allardyce will welcome Mark Noble and captain Kevin Nolan back into his squad for the fixture at the Hawthorns. 1 Andy Carroll last_img read more