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  • #52801
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    19 people were arrested this morning in marbella including 3 notaries and several Lawyers. Concerns money laundering and is named Operación Hidalgo. Wonder how many Lawyers are now on bail?

  • #70884
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    I suppose when there are so many brown envelopes to dispose of, money laundering must be an awful headache.

  • #70885
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    Charlie ,
    If these folk were in UK they would get a criminal record just for disposing of the brown envelopes in the wrong bin!!

  • #70890
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    😆 😆 😆

  • #70891
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    More the better and forget the bail and throw away the keys before they crawl away in the undergrowth.

    Jim 😡

  • #70895
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    I hope they will name these people!

    Melosine, you are sooo right!! We put our bins out with fear & trepidation these days!!

  • #70896
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    Claire,
    Some of the names here…………..

    http://www.diariosur.es/20070417/malaga/deteni … 71043.html 😉

  • #70899
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    Thanks Dorothy. 🙂

  • #71121
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    Prison ordered for Cruz Conde in Marbella money laundering case

    The Marbella lawyer is among four who have been ordered to prison by the instruction judge

    The main lawyers implicated in the Hidalgo money laundering case in Marbella, declared to the instruction judge, Francisco de Urquía, on Friday.

    The man at the centre of the new allegations, Rafael Cruz-Conde y Suárez de Tangil, was the last to make his statement to the court.

    Four of the 20 people charged in the case, three of them clients of the Marbella law firm, have been sent to prison with bail for one of them set at 300,000 €. Rafael Cruz-Conde was also ordered to prison.

    The judge also questioned the Pakistani citizen, Azam Khan, who handed himself into the courts on Friday after his wife Khad D. was arrested.

    Source close to the case said that more arrests are now expected.© Copyright 2007 by typicallyspanish.com

  • #73065
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    ‘Seventeen arrests in Alhaurín el Grande in connection with alleged real estate corruption
    Jun 19, 2007

    It follows the arrest of the Mayor of the town, Juan Martín Serón, in January

    Seventeen people, most of them businessmen, have been arrested this morning in connection with alleged real estate corruption in Alhaurín el Grande. The arrests took place in the town and other parts of Málaga province.

    It’s the second phase of the case which started with the arrest in January of the Partido Popular Mayor of the town, Juan Martín Serón, who is charged with bribery and perversion of the course of justice, together with his town planning councillor, Gregorio Guerra.

    Despite the charges against him he was re-elected with an overall majority as Mayor at the local elections last month. He claimed that there had been an organised campaign of abuse and harassment against him.

    In the new wave of arrests it’s not believed that any politicians are involved. The arrests were carried out by the National Police Organised Crime Unit UDYCO. Those arrested are expected to go before the instruction judge in court 2 in Coín tomorrow.’
    typically spanish – quote

  • #73066
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    This gentleman was re-elected as Mayor last month, despite there being tape recordings of him demanding ‘payments’ in exchange for licences.

    “The Partido Popular Mayor of Alhaurín el Granade, Juan Martín Serón, has responded to the transcripts of tape recordings published in El País, which indicate corrupt dealings and demands of payments being made by the local councillor for real estate to local builders in exchange for licences”.

    It doesn’t give one much hope for an era of honesty – it still seems ‘Corruption Rules OK’.

  • #73067
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    Gulp ,Talk about a close shave we nearly bought in Alhaurin el Grande two years ago ,It was of course the usual intro , in that we would be ok because the REA knew the Mayor ,so our plans would just fly through the process !!,
    For a number of reasons we did not proceed ,more luck than judgment ,although curiously the people who we stayed with are still awaiting planning permission for a fairly modest proposal ,whilst all around them the area seems to be going through a mini building boom, I wonder why ???

  • #73070
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    Arrests in network related to Chiclana illegal housing
    Jun 19, 2007
    Documents were allegedly forged to allow properties to be certified as legal.
    A number of arrests have been made in a Civil Guard operation against a network related to illegal housing in Chiclana.

    They allegedly forged documentation to allow illegal properties to be certified as legal, according to the EFE news agency.

    There is little information on the operation as yet, just that investigations began some time ago, and further arrests have not been ruled out. It’s been christened ‘Operación Obra Nueva,’ or ‘Operation New-Build.’

    © Copyright 2007 by typicallyspanish.com

  • #73077
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    19 arrests in Alhaurín del Grande yesterday, mainly developers following the case of the re-elected Mayor. Similar to marbella, brown envelopes for licences!

    The President of the Colegio de Abogados says the arrests were not necessary….that says it all doesn’t it 🙄

  • #73078
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    😡

    The arrests are a step forward but IMO they should be arresting many of the Estate Agents we all know about who were involved in selling property without planning permission etc, and screwing innocent buyers in the process!!!!

  • #73081
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    @katy wrote:

    The President of the Colegio de Abogados says the arrests were not necessary….

    Probably because he knows they’re all clients of his members.

    After the numerous stories I’ve heard re. their failure to act/investigate/bring to task any malpractice by their members, I think they themselves could do with a good ‘investigation’.
    Talk about protectionism.

  • #73083
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    Now a mayor gets his legal dept. to question a judge’s ruling that ordered Town Hall documents to be removed yesterday. Which documents? You’ve guessed it – zoning plans, planning projects and contracts for public works! What does he have to hide? 🙄

    When another mayor gets re-elected while out on 100,000 euro bail with charges of corruption hanging over his head, I’m beginning to think nothing will ever change in Spain.

    http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_11078.shtml

  • #73084
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    Charlie

    is it any wonder we struggle to get justice from the Spanish courts? The concept of right and wrong, which we take for granted, seems to be lost on anyone who would vote for a mayor with charges of corruption hanging over them.

  • #73085
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    The same happened in marbella with GIL, when he was arrested bus loads of supporters demonstrated outside the prison and he was still re-elected. Hanging on to the coat tails for handouts probably.

  • #73086
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    Katy and Goodstich – I don’t know if you are old enough to remember the days when even a whiff of scandal was enough for anyone in public office to bow down gracefully in shame, but I certainly am.

    It is endemic now amongst politicians etc. where a scandal questioning their honesty means diddly doo doos – it’s just a case of carry on regardless. And I am not just talking of Spain now. Peter Mandelson, lying on his mortgage application among other things, is a prime example – just look at him now, representing us all in Europe!

    Mayor Juan Martín Serón, the 100,000 euro bail one, even had the gall to demonstrate outside the court yesterday in support of the ‘ones inside’. I know – innocent until proven guilty, but surely some code of behaviour is required in these situations. I wonder if this is a case of ‘those who protest the loudest…..’?

  • #73089
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    @charlie wrote:

    Katy and Goodstich – I don’t know if you are old enough to remember the days when even a whiff of scandal was enough for anyone in public office to bow down gracefully in shame, but I certainly am.

    Me too. Alas, those days appear to be long gone. Instead a new career in the media as a “celebrity” or something equally sickening often beckons, although why on earth those people think we would want any further exposure to them is quite beyond me.

    How much better it would be that they simply just “shut up” with a little decency. Bring back the good old days! 😉

  • #73094
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    Possible illegal commissions under investigation in Torre Pacheco
    June 21, 2007

    Court officials removed Town Hall documentation on planning and public works on Tuesday

    It’s been revealed that the San Javier judge who ordered documentation to be removed from the Town Hall in Torre Pacheco on Tuesday is investigating the payment of possible illegal commissions for public works contracts and land reclassification.

    La Opinión de Murcia reports sources saying that suspects could include Town Hall personnel and local businessmen, with one of those under investigation the constructor, Facundo Armero, who was one of the founding partners of Polaris World but no longer has any links to the company.

    It’s reported that the Partido Popular Mayor of Torre Pacheco, Daniel García, worked as a lawyer for Armero before he was elected Mayor of the town in 2003.
    © Copyright 2007 by typicallyspanish.com

  • #73097
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    i think our agents pulled a good trick to avoid being targeted, along with the dreadful developer they used. They sued them themselves for not coming up with the goods promised. In turn, the developer counter-sued the agents, and guess what……… nothing!, despite the fact we signed a form to say we would be compensated, as we put a deposit down on a place that it turned out never did have a builing license, we got nothing, and i don’t even think it even reached court?

    Smell a rat anyone?. I might be wrong, but it looks like a very good way of diverting blame backwards and forwards to avoid bad press and compensation payment to me?

  • #73100
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    @Suzanne wrote:

    Possible illegal commissions under investigation in Torre Pacheco
    June 21, 2007

    That is disturbing news Suzanne. Still waiting to go and look around the Murcia region which I thought had escaped most of these scandals. Will have to pay even closer attention to what is going on in the next few weeks.

    Mark

  • #73102
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    Marksfish,
    Areas around San Javier ,Mar Menor, La Manga have been massively over developed .
    In fact area was publicised as the Marbella of Costa Calida…so wouldn’t surprise me if there are irregularities 😯 .

  • #73114
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    Juan Martin Serón, the Mayor of Alhaurin el Grande, was re-elected last month despite there being tape recordings of him demanding ‘payments’ in exchange for licences, and being released on bail re. corruption charges.

    Now we know why he was re-elected…..
    El Pais reports today that several shopkeepers in Alhaurín el Grande have said they felt ‘obliged’ to shut their shops in support of the Mayor last Tuesday.
    The paper quotes a local resident saying that nearly all the locals have small plots of agricultural land which they want to build on. 🙄

    At least it looks like Snr. Serón is maintaining ‘local traditions’ ….

  • #73135
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    @melosine wrote:

    Marksfish,
    Areas around San Javier ,Mar Menor, La Manga have been massively over developed .
    In fact area was publicised as the Marbella of Costa Calida…so wouldn’t surprise me if there are irregularities 😯 .

    Hmmm, seems to be another piece of “being economical with the truth” from our agent!! We were told that the Murcia region was the “next big thing” and once San Javier airport was developed!!! We were basically looking to that area because it was a cheaper area of Spain that we could manage adequately having previously looked around just South of Benidorm.

    Mark

  • #73143
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    There are areas of Spanish Murcia that are buoyant but its is not around the area you are looking to buy which is only a small part of the region and has been over developed mainly for expats

  • #73235
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    Another political corruption case on Gran Canaria
    Jun 28, 2007

    Town Hall offices were searched in San Bartolomé de Tirajana and six people were arrested, one of them a councillor

    Six people were taken to police cells on Thursday, after a court-ordered search of the Town Hall in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, on the south of Gran Canaria.

    Two of the suspects are from the Town Hall itself: they are named in reports as Francisco Guedes, now a councillor for the CCN party but previously with PSOE; and the municipal secretary, Antonio Muñiz González.

    Also arrested were four businessmen: Jonás Guedes López, said to be the councillor’s son; Antonio Hernández Rodríguez and his son, Esteban Hernández; and Alejandro Navarro, who owns the Mazotti company and was previously arrested in the Faycán corruption case in Telde.

    Francisco Guedes, who was Deputy Mayor and councillor for roads and public works in the previous legislature in San Bartolomé, is reported to be accused of bribery, misappropriation of public funds and influence peddling. The remaining five suspects are charged with bribery.

    All are expected to declare to the judge either on Friday or on Saturday morning.

    Dubbed ‘Operation Paraíso,’ or ‘Operation Paradise,’ the investigation is led by Instruction Court No. 3 in the town.
    © Copyright 2007 by typicallyspanish.com

    So now we have an ‘Operation Paradise’, ‘Operation New-Build’ & ‘Operation Hidalgo’ etc etc

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