Elsur spent 93 million euros with “the families” in the last 5 years alone

Title says it all, really. The prosecution in the El Ejido corruption case alledges that in the last five years alone, ElSur, the municipal services company, spent some 93 million euros on contracts to companies run by the four “families” at the heart of the scam. Seeing as to how the prosecution also claims that it has some thirty townhall workers who will testify that they once spent three month doing nothing but blatently forging Continue reading Elsur spent 93 million euros with “the families” in the last 5 years alone

Innocent until proven guilty, but this is insane

After Judge Montserrat Peña lifted the secreto de sumario on almost all of the El Ejido townhall corruption case on Monday (Caso Poniente – the one where the mayor, Juan Enciso, and his mates are accused of stealing 150 million euros? That’s right, the man still in charge? Remember?) local newspapers have been full of the charges and suppositions. It’s mind blowing stuff. The Prosecutor charges that six local families, plus a chap called Abengoa, Continue reading Innocent until proven guilty, but this is insane

Almeria courts have collapsed

It appears that the court system in Almería have collapsed, with the courts giving out trial dates for late 2013. So, if you lodge your case today – Sept 2010 – you’ll have to wait over three years before it even gets to a judge, according to the judicial head of Almeria, Luis Miguel Columna. The Judicial Association say that it’s not their fault, but rather that they are overloaded and understaffed. D. Columna points Continue reading Almeria courts have collapsed