Marbella mayor facing investigation after providing friend with mounted police escort and free parking zone for his wedding

He has been denounced by Partido Popular

LAST UPDATED: 27 Sep, 2016 @ 17:18

UNDER FIRE: Jose Bernal

THE mayor of Marbella is being investigated for granting his friend the use of a police escort at his wedding.

Jose Bernal issued friend and fellow PSOE politician Daniel Garcia Andreu a two horse escort at his glitzy wedding in Marbella on June 3.

He was also granted a special zone for the loading and unloading of vehicles that were dropping off guests between calle Huerta Chica and the restaurant La Pesquera.

Marbella prosecutor Julio Angel Martinez is investigating whether it is an appropriate use of public funds and whether the offence could be ruled as a criminal offence.

Bernal was first denounced by his rival PP party just days after the wedding.

“We warn of the seriousness of the use of public resources at the service of private interests,” read a statement.

Mounted escorts

“It is unacceptable for the town hall to escort a wedding party or an event that should have stayed within the private sphere.”

The local police have also begun an internal investigation.

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