A web worth over 75 million
Exclusive wines, estates worth millions, firearms, a Samurai suit and even a carriage used by Napoleon: the assets amassed by Juan Antonio Roca during the years of planning corruption in Marbella can now be seen and bought online, on a website which has been set up by the court which tried the ‘Malaya case’.
The authorities want to auction the former adviser’s property, which is said to be worth over 75 million euros, in order to pay his civil liability bonds and fines. The assets were seized during the Malaya investigation ten years ago which saw Roca arrested and jailed.
This is a pioneer initiative and in just one month the web page received over 536,000 visits. It is almost certain that some of those who have shown an interest will have been High Court judges who are interested in doing something similar in corruption cases in the future.
Although it has been up and running for a few weeks, the web page was officially launched at a press conference last week by José Godino, the judge at the provincial court who was in charge of the ‘Malaya case’.
Visitors to the website www.ventadebienesmalaya-roca.com can see properties owned by Roca, which in total have been valued at around 71.5 million euros.
The properties range from estates to hotels, plots of land, commercial premises and a berth in Puerto Banús. However, the jewel in the crown is the estate called La Loma, which has been valued at 27.5 million euros, although there are other, cheaper properties including a house in Madrid for 550,000 euros.
The other assets shown on the web page are worth nearly four million euros in total. They include guns, a collection of carriages, works of art, horses and even veterinary items.
José Godino told the press that so far, about fifteen million euros of Roca’s debts have been paid.source surinenglish