OF the 51 politicians, businessmen and construction workers arrested this week, 17 have been summoned by a Madrid court.
The 17 include five former mayors – the majority of which are PP – and a French energy executive.
All of those arrested were linked to allegations that suspects had been handing out building contracts – worth €250 million across two years – in exchange for bribes.
Among those to appear at the National Court is Didier Maurice, chairman in Spain for Cofely, a subsidiary of French energy giant GDF Suez.
Cofely is alleged to be the central beneficiary of the deals.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy apologised the day following the arrests for his party’s involvement in the corruption.