PP charged in 450 million corruption case

Forty members of the Spanish ruling party and a number of prominent businessmen will stand trial in the country’s biggest political corruption scandal since the end of the Franco regime. Judge Pablo Ruz, of the National Court in Madrid, yesterday ordered a former health minister and three former treasurers of the centre-right Popular party to stand trial, along with 36 others, on 12 charges, including bribery, cash-for-favours in office, and embezzling €449 million of taxpayers’ Continue reading PP charged in 450 million corruption case

Minister of Health quits over corruption charges

The national Minister for Health, Social Services and Equility, Ana Mato, has quit tonight after a senior judge accused her of “lining her pockets” together with her husband, who has been charged in the gürtel corruption case. Ana Mato said that she was resigning from government in order to not bring into disrepute her government and her party. Her resignation came just four hours after she told journalists that she had “no intention” of resigning, Continue reading Minister of Health quits over corruption charges