Mercé Pigem resigns from legal watchdog

Mercé Pigem, one of the twenty members of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), a body made up of judges and jurists which oversees the legal system in Spain, has resigned following an incident involving moving funds from Andorra to Spain.

Judgement day

Judge Rafael Tirado, heavily criticised for not ensuring that the alleged killer of Mari Luz Cortes was where he should have been, namely behind bars, following an earlier conviction for abusing a minor, his own daughter, has received his punishment. The prosecution, who considered the judges actions to be seriously negligent, were demanding either a three year suspension from duty, …