Defending the famous designer Nancy Gonzalez de Barbieri The file of legal mechanisms began after his capture, last Thursday in Cali (Colombia), for the purpose of extradition to United State.
The so-called designer of the International Aircraft Collection of leather bags She is facing criminal proceedings in federal court in Florida for alleging that she illegally brought dozens of her expensive bags into that country, which can exceed $10,000 each.
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EL TIEMPO revealed how Paola Soto revealed, An old collaborator with the designer, was arrested in Miami and ended up becoming a witness to the authorities after spending two years in prison and coming to terms with a collaboration agreement.
Dozens of follow-up emails and videos were added to this, testimonials that would show the designer knew how a network of people who received training and payments worked. To smuggle expensive leather goods on commercial flights, claiming that they are gifts and samples for shops and displays.
This behavior may represent Gonzalez A severe sentence and a fine appear in one of the sections of the indictment in the hands of EL TIEMPO.
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In fact, the official document states that the designer can Sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for the crime of smuggling goods. In addition, it is envisaged to spend an additional 5 years in prison for the crime of conspiracy, for sending exclusive brand accessories via human mail.
US investigators determined, between 2016 and 2019, that the designer and two of her collaborators sent – via human mail – Handbags, purses and purses made from the skin of exotic animals such as crocodiles, babies, and snakes.
Added to this is the millionaire fine that the New York designer firm must cover: Gzuniga LTD, founded in New York in 2007. For the crimes indicated, the company will have to pay a fine of one million dollars.
Although it may be a low amount compared to the cost of the bags, the designer company in Colombia has a financial problem. In fact, last December balances in bank accounts were seized at more than 1,700 million pesos.
Against this background, The famous designer’s family is evaluating an exploration of a possible affinity with the US justice system, which has been explored for months.
Meanwhile, in Colombia are seeking His freedom because of his age (77 years) and being a person who has no criminal record or defect.
On Sunday, three days after his arrest, they filed a subpoena. But as revealed EL TIEMPO, an administrative court denied this Monday, as inadmissible. There, there were alleged irregularities in the procedures that led to his arrest.