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Spanish ‘cocaine chaffeur’ released without bail

PUBLISHED: October 23, 2012 at 11:23 am  •  LAST EDITED: October 23, 2012 at 11:22 am
Andalucia, Lead2  •  6 Comments

Spanish ‘cocaine chaffeur’ released without bail

• Francisco Trujillo

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THE ‘cocaine chauffeur’ who admitted he spent €25,000 a month of public money on drugs and partying has been released without bail because ‘he cannot afford it’.

The controversial decision to cancel Francisco Trujillo’s €75,000 bail demand comes after his lawyer argued the fee was ‘unaffordable’.

The original fee had been set at €150,000 but investigators found Trujillo’s financial assets to be much lower than others involved in the scandal.

Trujillo played a part in the €1.3 billion theft of ERE public employment funds along with his former boss, Junta employment chief Francisco Javier Guerrero, who still remains in prison awaiting trial.

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October 23rd, 2012 5:01 pm

Spanish justice system in action. He should be in jail on remand as well.

louie lou

October 23rd, 2012 9:46 pm

disagree Fred time to jail the puppet masters not the puppets .

why should he sit in jail for enjoying what his boss offered?


October 24th, 2012 9:10 am

He is complicit in this Louie. A system that says “we’ll let you go because you can’t afford it” is totally laughable, but the norm for Spain of course. If all the criminals start saying this it will quickly become a problem.

Stuart Crawford

October 24th, 2012 11:16 am

Quite right Fred,
remember – it’s the ‘little people’ that make the whole thing work.

Uncle Joe/Adolph/Frederico/Benito et al – none of these dirtied their hands – all the killing was done by ‘the little people’. That’s why Nuremburg was a joke, the real killers got away – less than half of one per cent of all Nazi killers received any punishment at all, let alone execution.

All the corruption that is belatedly coming to light in town halls across Spain, none of it was possible without the willing help of all those working there. All the secretaries working for corrupt lawyers or architects knew what was going on and kept silent.

Without real punishment for the ‘little people’ it will never stop and will remain at the very heart of the Spanish mentality – also applies to the UK as well – brutal conditional therapy works, not nice but very effective and long lasting.

J Molitor

October 24th, 2012 3:57 pm

Now THAT’S the way to build International confidence in the Spanish Government and Justice system. “Spent the $$ so you can’t pay Bail = NO JAIL”! Almost as good as the UK man convicted of multiple crimes but Judge said he can’t be deported “because he established his roots in the UK by owning a…. cat”
So many of these “events” just makes you sick.


October 25th, 2012 5:24 pm

he has yet to be convicted…. and at the moment hardly the type to jet off to the Caymans….so..??? add the cost of being in jail on remand etc….

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