Juan Enciso quits politics

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

Election results, eh?

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?

Enciso let out on bail

Mayor Enciso of El Ejido, the chap accused of stealing 150 million euros from townhall coffers has been released from Albolote jail in Granada pending his trial on a bail of 300,000 €. Enciso was arrested last October along with 20 other people, accused of paying inflated and false invoices to a  network of false companies. He has constantly been denied bail as he was considered to be a flight risk. No news yet on Continue reading Enciso let out on bail

A family affair in El Ejido

The twenty people arrested yesterday in El Ejido’s corruption sting by a Madrid judge -investigation ongoing since 2007, it seems- all spent a cosy night together in jail. They were arrested in El Ejido, Seville and Madrid – and all seem to be family. Basically, it’s the: -Mayor (Juan Enciso, the man who bankrupted El Ejido), his wife and daughter; -José Aléman, the Interventor Municipal, (city auditor), and his wife (they got married in the Continue reading A family affair in El Ejido