A real estate developer, identified by his last name Villagra, accused of defrauding at least 150 buyers of the Casas Vita housing project was detained at the Juan Santamaría International (San Jose) Airport this Friday morning when he was about to leave the country.
Deputy Prosecutor’s Office of Frauds confirmed that they notified immigration authorities that Villagra could possibly skip the country to avoid prosecution.
According to the Fiscalia (Prosecutor’s Office), the complaints against Villagra had grown from 47 in May, to 125 a month later and now more than 150.
After several raids in May and arrest, a judge released Villagra, without precautionary measures.
Attorney General Emilia Navas said Villagra was re-arrested this Friday morning because “there is a risk that his departure from the country had