NOTORIOUS Costa del Sol fraudster Toni Muldoon is getting his final comeuppance with the auctioning of his treasured yacht.
While ‘Timeshare Toni’ languishes in a UK prison, the Spanish Inland Revenue is selling his 11-metre ‘Caribbean Lady’ as part of its confiscated goods auction.
Muldoon, 67 – who was described by the Ipswich judge as ‘a thoroughly dishonest, manipulative and mean individual’ – was jailed last July for his involvement in a €6.6 million escort and debt recovery scam.
His Costa del Sol-based gang conned some 14,000 people into signing up to be ‘non-sexual companions’ – each paying between £250 and £400.
They persuaded a further 3,300 people to hand over between £540 and £2,000 each to be part of a scheme which claimed to write off credit agreements.
Before being confiscated, the pleasure boat took tourists dolphin-spotting in Benalmadena.
Now moored in Malaga, it is expected to fetch up to €40,000 at the auction next week.
It is clear from the eclectic mix of lots that cash-strapped Inland Revenue is keen to auction off whatever it can for extra funds, aiming to beat last year’s total of €300 million.
A Benidorm amusement park, a jacuzzi, some 50 bras for ‘an older lady’ are also up for grabs.
More modest bidders can pick up 450kg of coal, a coffee maker, some Cuban cigars or one of 1,571 bicycles.
More than a million buyers have already signed up for the annual online auction of confiscated goods, to be held on May 21.
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