The Guardia Civil in Cádiz have arrested 18 people suspected of committing the crime of fraud at a luxury hotel in Chiclana de la Frontera, the police action forming part of Operation Rinus.
National Police officers have raided a number of businesses in Almeria, Cádiz and Málaga provinces in relation to ongoing investigations into fraud relating to training programmes and grants, with as many as 90 people expected to be arrested or charged.
A former head of the Social Security in Sevilla is facing a request for six years imprisonment for fraudulently claiming and receiving the widow’s and military pension of his mother for a period of 19 years after her death.
More than 600 people have so far been arrested for Social Security fraud in an operation being carried out in Madrid, Valencia, Alicante and Murcia.
Fraud and corruption cases, old and new, are a familiar sight and often make up quite a large percentage of the daily news items, and today is no exception.
The National Police have dismantled an organisation that had been earning huge profits selling rubble as copper, arresting fifteen people into the bargain.
Rafael Blasco, a former member of the Valencian government, has been sentenced to eight years in prison and barred from public office for twenty years for siphoning money from a fund meant for development aid to poor countries in Central America and the Caribbean.
The PSOE and IU have voted against a request to create a commission of enquiry into the management of funds for training and employment by the foundation FAFFE, leading to accusations of a cover-up and support of the fraud reported by the Andalucia Audit Office.
The National Police in Armilla, Granada, have arrested six people aged between 20 and 30 years, and broken up an organised group dedicated to the fraudulent sale of high-end phones via websites.
The Tax Office has released a final report on the amount of money diverted from the coffers of El Ejido Council in Almeria, the former Mayor, Juan Enciso, being one of the main suspects in the case.