Acclaimed International porn performer / director Nacho Vidal was released on bail Thursday, October 18, 2012 after being arrested last week for money laundering in connection to a Chinese organized crime ring in Spain. Vidal has been charged with money laundering and forgery.
Nacho Vidal: "Thanks to everyone for their support. I've gone without any charge."
Although the prosecution requested precautionary measures for the porn actor, the judge sided with the defense which argued that Vidal isn't a flight risk because he signed a contract to participate in a reality show for the next three months.
Vidal's sister, María José Jordá González, (who was also arrested in the sting) has been freed on bail as well.
On October 16, 2012 adult industry veteran and fan favorite porn performer / director Nacho Vidal was one of 60 arrested when after a two-year investigation Spanish police raided Chinese mob affiliated money-laundering businesses in Madrid and Barcelona. Vidal was arrested for operating a company suspected of being a part of the money-laundering ring.
In related news... Nacho Vidal is facing flight of capital and tax evasion charges following his arrest in Barcelona for an alleged connection to Chinese organized crime.
Vidal's movie studio, Nacho Vidal Productions (which is distributed by porn powerhouse Evil Angel), has been implicated in the Spanish National Court led sting and charged with counts of flight of capital and tax evasion.
Nacho Vidal was arrested Tuesday morning at his home. Vidal was released Thursday on his own recognizance.
Jaqueline Castillo (of IFG International Film Group, distributors for Evil Angel in Spain): "This is all a mistake because [Vidal] knows nothing. Of course, he professes his innocence, but we don't know if he will fight back because his sister is in the middle."