Where is Businessman Eduardo Margolis Now? – The suspenseful tale of Florence Cassez is the subject of the eagerly awaited true-crime documentary series, “A Kidnapping Scandal: The Florence Cassez Affair.” This Thursday, August 25, 2022, is the scheduled day for its Netflix debut.
The material for the upcoming docuseries A Kidnapping Scandal: The Florence Cassez Affair was taken from Jorge Volpi’s book A Criminal Novel, which was first published under the title Una Novela Criminal. Alejandro Gerber Bicecci wrote the documentary series, and Gerardo Naranjo directed it.
According to reports, Florence Cassez, a 47-year-old Frenchwoman, was found guilty in Mexico in 2005 of leading the terrifying abduction gang known as Los Zodiacos or The Zodiacs.
Since Netflix published the very captivating documentary, people have been very eager and curious to learn everything there is to know about Florence Cassez.
In preparation for releasing A Kidnapping Scandal: The Florence Cassez Affair on Netflix this Thursday, let’s delve deep to learn everything there is to know about the suspected French kidnapper Florence Cassez and renowned businessman Eduardo Margolis.
Must Read: Where is Florence Cassez Now?
Who Is Eduardo Margolis?
Cuauhtémoc Eduardo Margolis Sobol, a Mexican businessman of Jewish ancestry, was born in Mexico City on August 17, 1954. He joined the Huixquilucan Public Security Council in January 2019. He has also provided security advice to the Mexican-Jewish community.
He is involved in various industries, including restaurants, apparel, health and wellness, education, commerce, hardware, and security. The Matisse restaurant chain, which he owns a stake in through CV Directo, and the armour-plating firm Epel SA de C. V. 1, which is a supplier to the Mexican federal government for various dependencies and secretaries of state, stands out among these. He is the man behind establishing the Jewish institution Kadima in Mexico.
Between 2005 and 2012, Israel Vallarta and Florence Cassez, a French national, called attention to his name in a case involving the arrest of alleged kidnappers. Sebastien Cassez, who would have been a partner and shareholder in two firms alongside Eduardo Margolis, revealed that there was a connection between them in Proceso magazine. The same case gave rise to the alleged connections between Eduardo Margolis, Genaro Garca Luna, and Luis Cárdenas Palomino.
Florence Cassez was eventually freed after it was revealed that her and Vallarta’s arrests had been part of a setup by the previous Federal Investigation Agency. The case gained international attention (AFI). Eduardo Margolis has ties to the Mossad, an Israeli espionage agency.
He has received numerous remarks of all stripes, both favourable and unfavourable, some of which are tied to the Cassez-Vallarta case and all of which stem from his connections to and standing within the Jewish community. It is also said that he has acted as a mediator in kidnapping instances and disputes among neighbours.
The series “The Cassez-Vallarta case: a criminal novel” by Gerardo Naranjo, based on Jorge Volpi’s “A criminal novel” (which received the Alfaguara Prize in 2018), was released on the American streaming service Netflix on August 25, 2022.
Eduardo Margolis Sobol makes an appearance in the second episode of the documentary series “The Assembly” as a well-known businessman who is involved in the inquiry.
Israel Vallarta refers to Eduardo Margolis Sobol by name and identifies him as the primary cause of his detention in the fourth episode, “The year of Mexico in France.”
What Happened to Eduardo Margolis and Where Is He Now?
According to one of the theories, in 2005, Eduardo Margolis ordered the arrest of the French national and her then-partner, Israel Vallarta, allegedly out of retaliation for the failure of business contacts he had with Florence’s brother, Sebastian Casez. All of this was done in collusion with the Genaro Garca Luna-led Federal Investigation Agency (AFI) at the time.
Eduardo Margolis is charged with ordering and carrying out acts of torture against Israel Vallarta in 2016 while he was being held at the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Organized Crime Investigation (SEIDO); the entrepreneur’s name is mentioned at least 22 times in the opinion that was presented before the Third District Judge of Federal Criminal Proceedings in the State of Mexico.
In a 2007 appearance before federal authorities, Eduardo Margolis refuted the claims made by Israel Vallarta and Florence Cassez. Since 2013, the French national has been freed by Mexican authorities, while Israel Vallarta is still detained on kidnapping charges. Both men were allegedly members of a kidnapping ring known as “The Zodiacs.”
Eduardo presently resides in Mexico City, where he continues to thrive both as a member of the community and as an entrepreneur, regardless of the business he is involved in. After all, the 68-year-old seems to have a thriving business in every industry, whether it be security, hardware, education, commerce, apparel, health & wellness, restaurants, or non-profits. These include the Matisse restaurant group, the armour plating business Epel SA de C.V., and the Jewish community-run organisation Kadima.
Don’t forget to watch “A Kidnapping Scandal: The Florence Cassez Affair,” premiering exclusively on Netflix.