A round-up of the best events going on May 23–29.
Investors in the U.S. state of Michigan made up the majority of alleged victims in what investigators are describing as multi-million dollar real estate fraud in the central Pacific tourist town of Jacó, reported WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Thursday.
If there’s one thing people know how to do in Jacó, it’s party. But unlike the usual after-surf drinking binges, the Jacó Arts Festival celebrates the region’s crafts and culture.
On Tuesday afternoon, Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) raided the offices of U.S. real estate developer Patrick Vincent Hundley, currently serving two months preventative detention for an alleged $7 million fraud, according to the daily La Nación.
U.S. real estate developer Patrick Vincent Hundley, 45, a major player in the central Pacific town of Jacó, was arrested Monday along with two other suspects on suspicion of committing $7 million in real estate fraud.
The first major earthquake of 2014 rocked Costa Rica around 3:02 p.m. Friday. The epicenter of the magnitude-5.2 temblor was about 30 kilometers off the central Pacific coast, just southwest of Jacó, according to the University of Costa Rica's National Seismological Network and other reports.