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Home News Tourists get a glimpse of Marbella’s murky side

Tourists get a glimpse of Marbella’s murky side

Published on 09/05/2007

9 May 2007

MARBELLA – A new guided tour around Marbella’s murkier side takes in all the sites involved in a multi-billion euro civic corruption scandal

Tourists are shown the town hall, where the now-dissolved city council sat and allegedly took backhanders from property developers in return for lucrative bulding permissions.

They are also taken to the homes of some of the leading suspects in the scandal which blew up last year in the Costa del Sol city.

These include Marisol Yague, the former mayor, and Juan Antonio Roca, the one-time head of urban planning who is said to be the brains behind the scam.

Meanwhile, police on Wednesday detained the owner of an art gallery in connection with the same investigation.

Jean Fournet is the 100th person to be arrested in connection with the investigation into the EUR 3 billion fraud.

He is said to have supplied art works for Roca, according to sources close to the investigation.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news