Marbella mayor among 19 arrested for corruption

29th March 2006, Comments 0 comments

29 March 2006, MARBELLA — Police have raided the offices of the city council in Marbella in a major operation against corruption.

29 March 2006

MARBELLA — Police have raided the offices of the city council in Marbella in a major operation against corruption.

The city's controversial major Marisol Yagüe and 18 other council workers were arrested.

Council workers were ordered to leave the main building as police carried out a search.

Officers from the economic and fiscal unit on the Costa del Sol led the operation.

Police have also raided the town planning offices of the council.

The operation, codenamed Malaya, was launched to investigate the alleged theft of public funds, trafficking of influences and bribery.

These are said to be linked to a number of large companies linked to organised crime. 

Police are also investigating a well-known businessman in Marbella, who was not named, a number of lawyers and mayors of smaller councils in the area.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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