Top tax man reveals two more Marbella rackets

13th April 2006, Comments 0 comments

13 April 2006, MADRID — The head of Spain's tax inspectorate said two more fraud rackets on the same scale as the recent Marbella case are about to be exposed.

13 April 2006

MADRID — The head of Spain's tax inspectorate said two more fraud rackets on the same scale as the recent Marbella case are about to be exposed.

José María Peláez, head of the Organisation of State Tax Inspectors, told the Spanish daily El Pais inquiries are pending into at least two similar corruption cases.

But he admitted the shortage of tax inspectors means the investigations have been delayed.

Peláez would not reveal more details except that they are not on the Costa del Sol.

They will only be investigated once the Marbella case has been resolved.

The mayor of Marbella and the head of urban planning were among 23 people arrested for a EUR 2.4 billion civic corruption scandal.

The case related to allegations council figures accepted bribes and embezzled public money on a massive scale in a series of dubious deals connected to property speculation on the Costa del Sol resort.

Madrid took the unprecedented step of dissolving the city council.

It is one of the largest cases of civic corruption ever uncovered in Spain.

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