Amnesia Investigation

An investigation into the tax affairs of Ibiza super club Amnesia has resulted in the arrests of 4 people including the owner, his son plus their lawyer and accountant. 

The premises near San Rafael was raided on Tuesday morning (5/7/16) by Guardia Civil officers and Spanish tax authorities who spent 17 hours searching the clubs offices, removing dozens of boxes of documents before finally allowing the club to reopen on Tuesday evening and only after Amnesia argued that the investigation didn’t include a suspension of business activities.

Sources close to the investigation have revealed that at least 2 million euros in cash was found after the 7am raid which was shrouded in secrecy and employed agents from Mallorca and Madrid to contain any possible leaks and also included searches of bank deposit boxes, homes in Barcelona and Ibiza and a boat. 

The investigation, supervised by Judge Maria Luisa Bustillo, was initiated following a complaint lodged last October suggesting that’s Amnesia’s owners have evaded the payment of significant amounts of corporate tax and IVA (VAT) for several years. In 2011 Amnesia declared income of 13 million euros with 18000 euros profit. 

Despite the intervention the club has continued to operate as usual issuing a statement later on Tuesday saying “Finally….we can OPEN TODAY”. 

Source: Diario de Ibiza

Author: Martin Makepeace

Englishman living and working in Ibiza since 1991. Entrepreneur with a passion for villas, boats, sunsets and San Antonio. Read my blogs, listen to my podcasts and catch me on Radio One Mallorca every Tuesday morning.

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