One of the founders of Valdeserra private school in Vera, Ambrosio Cuevas, is in trouble after Vera council yesterday voted an emergency meeting to declare null two mortgage inscriptions he took out on the school with the “implicit” approval of the townhall. In short: Ambrosio Cuevas, a big mate of the crooked ex-mayor of El Ejido Juan Enciso, who is out on a bail of 100,000€ from jail whilst the prosecutors work out how much Continue reading Valdeserra school in Vera caught up in mortgage scandal with Vera townhall
You may remember that back in the heydays of Juan Enciso, the ex-mayor of El Ejido (now retired, enjoying the 200 million euros he pinched from the townhall vaults), the town of El Ejido booked the Rolling Stones to play. This was back in 2006. However, shortly before they were to play, a coconut fell on Keith Richards head, and they had to cancel. Well, the current mayor of El Ejido has discovered that the Continue reading Rolling Stones owe El Ejido 2 million euros…. and cost them a further 3 million!
Juan Enciso, ex-mayor of El Ejido, who lost (big-time) in the municipal elections to the PP, has said he will not take up his position in the townhall as an opposition councillor, and is stepping down from local politics in order to allow the next generation a chance. He is assumed to be expecting to spend some time thinking about his defense on his charges of participating in the theft of 150 million euros from Continue reading Juan Enciso quits politics
And so I return to our sunny shores to find a seismic shift in the local power has taken place whilst I was away. The usual allegations of postal fraud, ballot box stuffing and vote buying can now commence. Let’s see… quick roundup of Sunday’s municipal election results? Mojacar: Rosmari has returned to power, with an absolute majority (6 councillors). UM10 got 3, PSOE 2, MPSM 1, MPM 1. The rest, including Angel Medina, are Continue reading Election results, eh?
Despite being on trial as one of the ringleaders of a criminal gang who stole over 150 million euros from town hall coffers, by paying inflated invoices to companies he owned, Juan Enciso is likely to continue being the mayor of El Ejido. An independent door-to-door survey says he will get 12 councillors in the (now bankrupt) town. Juan Enciso said that he hoped his opponents would play “a fair game” and not stoop to Continue reading Juan Enciso, accused of stealing 150 million euros, likely to continue being mayor of El Ejido
Despite being tried for massive theft from municipal coffers (150 million euros and counting), Juan Enciso continues to run El Ejido with a hand of terror, and has just confirmed he will be standing -for the sixth consecutive time- as Mayor in the next elections, under his PAL banner. This year will be his 20th year in office as Mayor of the striken town. His PAL party will be fielding candidates in 7 towns across Continue reading Juan Enciso confirmed as mayoral candidate for El Ejido
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
Rumour -no idea if it’s true- reaches me of an (English) bar in Almerimar who has suffered for the last few years by having a rich and important man’s holiday apartment upstairs. When Mr Big is away, no problem, when Mr Big is on holiday, at the first sound of trouble lots of Local Police would show up and shut them down. “Mr Big” was Mr Enciso, the recently jailed mayor of El Ejido. It Continue reading The Almerimar “make as much noise as you can” party….