Turre trio charged with selling warehouse as a real home

A couple from Turre, plus a female friend, are all looking at three years in jail after they were arrested for trying to sell a storeroom as a real house to the aunt of the female friend. They managed to flog the home for 177.000 euros, but when the aunt turned up she realised it was a hut in a field and the photos she’d seen were false. The hut was valued at around 20.000 Continue reading Turre trio charged with selling warehouse as a real home

Judge orders Mojácar corruption investigation into “gratifications” to townhall employees

A Judge has ordered an  investigation to see if Mayor of Mojacar RosMari has committed abuse of power -or worse, a fragrant breech of the law- when she attempted to give all townhall employees a €1000 bonus last year. After RosMari pushed the decree through the townhall against the wishes of opposition councillor Jessica Simpson, it was later revealed that the office of the Subdelegate of the Government had, in a non binding consultation document, Continue reading Judge orders Mojácar corruption investigation into “gratifications” to townhall employees

Bonfires of Madrid – townhall destroying “tons” of paperwork as PP lose power

Union CCOO have filed an urgent complaint with the courts to prevent the destructions of thousands of documents currently underway in Madrid townhall. The townhall has told reporters that this is just routine clearing of old documents “a perfectly normal and logical process that all public entities and corporations do every so often to make space”. However, the CCOO says that “since 1977 townhall workers have never seen such a thorough and full destruction of Continue reading Bonfires of Madrid – townhall destroying “tons” of paperwork as PP lose power

Judge opens investigation into allegations of Mojacar postal fraud

A Judge in Vera has opened an investigation into whether postal fraud was committed in Mojacar by the PP in last Sundays election. The Judge has accepted the complaints filed by the opposition parties into irregularities after the postal vote discovered to be 16% of the total number of votes, against a national average of under 2%. Opposition parties Unión Mojaquera, Somos Mojácar and the PSOE all joined together to file a series of joint Continue reading Judge opens investigation into allegations of Mojacar postal fraud

Arturo Grima caught in alleged postal vote fraud

The Mayor of Turre, Arturo Grima, has been allegedly caught out by the opposition PSOE party in a postal vote scam. According to a complaint filed today with the electoral board and the Guardia Civil by the PSOE, they not only have witnesses who say they were approached by Grima with offers to buy their postal votes, but they also have pictures of Grima posting some 80 votes in the Mojácar post office. The PSOE Continue reading Arturo Grima caught in alleged postal vote fraud

PP buying votes in Almeria say PSOE in a criminal complaint

The PSOE have filed a criminal complaint today against the PP in Almería for allegedly buying votes ahead of Sunday’s elections. The complaint, filed directly with the Public Prosecutor, says that a number of citizens across Almería have come forwards to say that they have been offered favours or money in exchange for giving their PP rep their blank postal vote. The PSOE in the capital city say that the PP have been telling stall Continue reading PP buying votes in Almeria say PSOE in a criminal complaint

Judge says Junta awarded massive mining contract “by blatant disregard for the law” & blows Susana’s investiture out of water

Aznacóllar in Sevilla is the site of Spain’s largest mine which has been closed since a massive dam failure in 1998 spewed toxic waste across hundreds of kilometers. It was one of Europe’s largest ecological disasters. Anyway, the Junta is pressing ahead with the reopening of the mine, and awarded the contract to Mexico’s Minorbis-Grupo Méjico consortium. Trouble is, locals have taken the decision to court, and a senior mercantile Judge has now ruled that Continue reading Judge says Junta awarded massive mining contract “by blatant disregard for the law” & blows Susana’s investiture out of water

Provincial PSOE boss charged in corruption case by Guardia Civil

The financial crimes unit of the Guardia Civil have levied charges against José Luis Sánchez Teruel, sec gen of the PSOE in Almería, claiming that he illegally siphoned off taxpayers money at least five times whilst Andalusian secretary of the environment between 2008-2009 via fake contracts. A Judge must now rule on whether or not to formally charge José ahead of a full trial. A 200 page police report shows how José, along with some Continue reading Provincial PSOE boss charged in corruption case by Guardia Civil

Algarrobico building license declared legal

The Supreme Court of Andalucia has ruled that the building license of the Algarrobico hotel was issued legally, confirming an earlier decision, and overturning an appeal of nullity by the Junta de Andalucia, Ecologista en Accion and Salvemos Mojacar who all wanted it thrown out. However, because the Junta de Andalucia did not formally appeal an earlier decision by a lower court, instead contenting itself to questioning some of the evidence the ruling was based Continue reading Algarrobico building license declared legal

Rodrigo Rato, head of Bankia & ex-Minister of Economy, arrested for tax fraud

Rodrigo Rato, Spain’s senior banker, the man accused of hiding billions of euros in losses to inflate the shares of the state owned bank Bankia, ex head of the International Monetary Fund (2004-2007), Spain’s international banking expert and who used to be Minister of the Economy & Vice President under Aznar, was arrested today for grand fraud, money laundering and tax evasion. The arrest is a massive slap in the face for the PP party. Continue reading Rodrigo Rato, head of Bankia & ex-Minister of Economy, arrested for tax fraud