Jenny Ambuila, a social media influencer from Colombia who was based in Miami, has been arrested and charged of money laundering after her Instagram account tipped off authorities. She was arrested along with her father Omar Ambuila and mother Elba Chara while on vacation, according to the Daily Mail.
She is currently on house arrest in Colombia for the crimes.
“This is a fundamental case in our fight against smuggling. We are going after all of this corrupt structure, and the resources behind them,” Colombian prosecutor Andres Jimenez said during a radio interview about the crimes.
Her father, who worked as a mid-level customs officer, is accused of allowing millions of dollars of untaxed goods through the seaport. Jenny’s parents were also slapped with money laundering charges, as well as charges for aiding smugglers and corruption.
Jenny reportedly received thousands of dollars of illicit money while earning her bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Miami.
“In exchange for their illicit act, these two people (Ambuila and the other official of the Dian) and other alleged accomplices would have received millionaire dividends that were hidden through the constitution of front companies or were turned over to their relatives to acquire goods and services that would exceed their economic capacity,” prosecutors told the Daily Mail.
“For example, it would be demonstrated that the two officials did not have salaries over 6 million pesos, however, they recorded income and purchases for much higher amounts of which there has never been clarity about their origin.”
Jenny’s purchase of two luxury cars — a Lamborghini Huracan Spyder and a Porsche Cayenne — were among the posts on social media that tipped off authorities. She also regularly posed in Gucci and Louis Vuitton.
Authorities believe that Jenny and her parents could be involved in a larger smuggling network.
Additional photos of Jenny’s lavish lifestyle can be seen below.
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