Andalucian tax minister stole 33 million via false training contracts he authorised

Ángel Ojeda, who used to be Minister for taxation in the Junta de Andalucia, has been charged with defrauding some €33.309.789,16 (don’t forget the 16 cents!) by approving grants to his own companies for training and employment purposes. He never, it seems, trained or employed anyone. The grants were issued between August 2009 and December 2013, and the scam was uncovered by Judge Alaya’s investigation. It’s sordid reading, find the whole story here.