Ronda police officers go on trial

The trial is scheduled to start today of nine people from Ronda, five of them police officers, on charges of bribery, corruption, failure to prosecute crimes and fraud.

Former Mayor arrested

The former Mayor of Montroy (Valencia), Javier Carrión (PP), and six other people have been arrested on suspicion of city planning violations, trespass and other crimes.

Mayor off to jail

A judge at the Court of Instruction in Almería has ordered the Mayor of El Ejido, the Municipal Auditor and a company representative to be detained in prison without possibility of bail.

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.

Another Mayor in trouble

The Mayor of Colmenar, Pedro Fernández (PSOE), and a former municipal architect are amongst the latest public officials to be charged with corruption relating to city planning violations.

Mayor of Alcaucín resigns

The Mayor of Alcaucín, José Manuel Martín Alba, who was arrested four days ago as part of an investigation into corruption, has resigned from the Council. The Mayor was detained along with thirteen others during Operación Arco and is charged with bribery, corruption, money laundering, influence peddling, breach of trust and fraud. He was expelled from the PSOE on the …

Cash under mattress

As part of ‘Operación Arcos’, the investigation into corruption which has seen the arrest of the Mayor of Alcaucín and twelve other people, Guardia Civil officers have been carrying out various hose searches. At the home of the Mayor they discovered €160,000 in cash hidden under a mattress. The Mayor says that this money is his ‘life savings’. Police also …

Mayor of Alcaucín arrested

The Mayor of Alcaucín, José Manuel Martín Alba, is one of thirteen people arrested this morning in a police operation against corruption. The other detainees include two of the Mayor’s daughters, the head of the Architecture Department at the Provincial Council and sundry persons connected with promotion and construction of houses. Guardia Civil officers from the Unidad Central Operativa (UCO) …

The Accidental Mayor

Mark Lewis, a councillor in San Fulgencio on the Costa Brava, has ended up as mayor of the town, population 8,000, after all those above him in the pecking order were arrested on corruption charges. Mark Lewis, who moved to Spain 25 years ago, was until very recently the Councillor for animals, responsible for cats, dogs and other little critters, …