QCOSTARICA – A Cartago lawyer named Nassar Güell is accused of having defrauded the Lebanese community in Costa Rica with an alleged investment plan, with which he fraudulently obtained around US$5 million.

In total, the Fiscalía Adjunta de Fraudes – Deputy Prosecutor for Frauds – accuses him of 23 crimes of major fraud and two crimes of ideological falsehood in material competition.

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The preliminary hearing to determine whether this case goes to trial is scheduled to take place today and tomorrow, August 3 and 4, in the Criminal Court of the First Judicial Circuit of San José. However, the hearings could be postponed due to a clash of agendas of some of the lawyers representing the victims.

Nassar, now 45 years old, worked at the law firm JC Esquivel y Asociados S. A. with a man named Esquivel Favareto, who represents the company Costa Rica Escrow And Title Services S.A. (CRETSA), dedicated to the administration of trust…

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