Rodrigo Rato, the former Spanish minister arrested for concealing his wealth and tax evasion
1 June, 2015
Rodrigo Rato, the former minister and IMF managing director was arrested April 26, iand s reported to have amassed a personal fortune of at least €27 million (£19.5 million), including dozens of companies and a 44 per cent share of a luxury hotel in Berlin.
Mr Rato, who was economy minister in Spain’s Popular Party (PP) governments between 1996 and 2004 before a three-year stint as IMF chief, is being investigated on suspicion of concealing his wealth and tax evasion.
According to information leaked to the Spanish media by court sources, Mr Rato used a web of companies and over 70 bank accounts.
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