Forty clients of the real estate firm say they have been defrauded by MacAnthonyDarragh MacAnthony - Darragh MacAnthony, and other directors of the MacAnthony Realty International Company, have been called to declare today before the judge in Instruction Court Four in Marbella. They face charges of fraud and misappropriation of funds as investigations continue. They are accused of keeping some 600,000 € paid by some 40 British and Irish clients for their new homes to be furnished, but MacAnthony failed to do so. These 40 clients personally ratified their claims before the same Instruction Judge, Beatriz Fernández Gómez-Escolar, three months ago. It dates back to the period 2005 -2010 and each client had paid between 10,000 and 15,000 € for the furniture which MacAnthony said he would bring from Turkey, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Italy, France and Morocco, where his company has branches. He obliged the clients to sign the furniture contract, but in many cases they have seen nothing. MacAnthony has since made a de facto closing of the real estate company, emptying its assets without seeking competition, and that could become a corporate crime.