The former mayor of Benalmadena is facing four years in prison for alleged embezzlement.
THE Benalmadena former mayor is facing four years in prison for alleged embezzlement.
According to Spanish newspaper Sur, prosecutors are asking for prison for Benalmadena’s former mayor and former deputy mayor after they were accused of embezzlement.
A court is trying the case against Paloma Garcia Galvez, as well as her deputy mayor, after she is accused of being part of a crime of approving monthly payments of €600 to another politician.
The politician who allegedly received the funds, Francisco Salido, is also facing five years in prison, as are four other councillors.
The incident took place in July 2011 when Salido was appointed councillor of the port. After taking office, he ordered that he be paid €600 a month in allowances, an amount approved by the board of directors, payments needing to be signed off by all the council.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office those who approved the payments, “took advantage of their majority in the council” to confirm the payment to Salido.
Prosecutors say they voted through the payment “with full knowledge that they lacked powers” and “ignoring the legal repairs made by those who voted against and allowing Francisco Salido to continue receiving the €600 per month from of the company’s funds.”
The group are now accused of an alleged crime of embezzlement and another of prevarication.
The court is now investigating the allegations and the defendants all face four years in prison for the crimes.