Judge's wife fired from job after writing polemic book

17th January 2008, Comments 0 comments

The General Council of the Judiciary, Spain's judicial watchdog, yesterday fired Elisa Beni.

17 January 2008

MADRID - The General Council of the Judiciary, Spain's judicial watchdog, yesterday fired Elisa Beni, the press officer of the Madrid High Court of Justice and wife of High Court Judge Javier Gómez Bermúdez, because of a controversial book she wrote about her husband's experience in trying the Madrid train bombers last year.

Beni's book La soledad del juzgador (The Loneliness of the Judger) was published in November, just weeks after her husband passed sentence against the suspects implicated in the 11 March 2004 attacks. She and Bermúdez faced accusations of professional misconduct and apologised to the victims, who saw the book as a "cash-in."

[Copyright EL PAÍS 2008]

Subject: Spanish news

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