The judge investigating the pensions scandal currently rocking the Junta (they’ve been using state companies to give out nice hefty pensions to “friends” who weren’t entitled to them) has ordered that the ex-Director General of Work be jailed pending trial, and refused bail.
The Prosecutor General has indicated that the State will be asking for an 18 year jail sentence for Francisco Javier Guerrero, and asked that bail be set at 933 million euros (it’s a sliding scale depending on how much you stole).
Fran is also charged with buying cocaine with State money, and using officials as his personal lackeys. His chauffeur at the Junta has turned state evidence and alleged that he was often told to go pick up drugs, being given wodges of cash from the State safe. However, Fran claims that the chauffeur is lying, after he was fired from his job for presenting a fake disability claim.
Fran has told the judge that he was only obeying orders when issuing permits for these pensions, and has indicated that ex-President of Andalucia Chaves ordered him to pay people off. He also implicated the President of the Parliament of Andalucia, Mar Moreno and the then Andalucian Minister for Work, José Antonio Viera.
Currently, over 50 people have been charged with corruption in the ERES falso case.