20 detained in corruption investigation

National Police officers have arrested twenty people following an investigation into, amongst other things, money laundering. Amongst those detained is the Mayor of El Ejido.

The investigation is under the control of the Investigating Court 2 of Almeria following a request by the anti-corruption prosecutor in the province and has covered Almería, Madrid, Sevilla and El Ejido.

Records have been seized from 12 companies as well as from Empresa Mixta de Servicios Municipales SA and the El Ejido municipal offices.

The detainees are suspected of involvement in continuous money laundering, misappropriation of public funds, bribery, influence peddling and falsifying business papers.

The investigation began back in 2007.

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