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UK’s most wanted conman Mark Acklom caged after two years on the run in Europe

Acklom had links to Spain and was believed to still be hiding here

British father and son fugitives captured in southern Spain after stealing more than €1 million

The men had travelled separately to France in January 2018 before crossing the border into Spain

The costly experience of using a phony driver’s licence writes Antonio Flores

IT is a well-documented fact that the Spanish Costas’ rich variety of foreign residents increases the complexity of legal issues and driving licenses -...

Police smash fake exam racket across Spain as detainees posed as foreigners for cash

POLICIA Nacional have arrested 47 people for taking Spanish language exams using false documentation. Detainees were paid between €1-2000 to pose as foreigners and take...

MAKES YOU SICK! Record fine for fake holiday sickness claim for young couple in UK

A BRITISH couple have been ordered to pay a record fine for their fake holiday sickness claim. Liverpool couple Chelsea Devine, 21 and Jamie Melling,...

Malware mastermind behind cyber robberies amassing €1bn arrested in Costa Blanca

The detained is the leader of an organised crime gang which has infiltrated at least 100 financial institutions in 40 countries

Chasing corruption: Tracking Spain’s nine biggest corruption cases in 2018

In 2017, Spain claimed 41st position in the global rankings of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), sharing the slot with Brunei and Costa Rica with a total corruption cost of €203 billion.

Expat couple in Spain arrested for €700,000 ‘fake sportswear website’ on Costa del Sol

AN expat couple have been arrested over a €700,000 internet scam on the Costa del Sol. The French duo are suspecting of selling sportswear online...

Romanian fugitive extradited after being arrested and released 88 times in Andalucia

A FUGITIVE arrested more than 80 times has been extradited after being found in Almeria. The 30-year-old Romanian was caught by the International Fugitive Tracing...

Police arrest culprits behind lottery scam of thousands of euros in Malaga

The Policia Nacional detained six people who between them defrauded €700,000 from 12 victims across Spain, Europe and Australia.

Bilbao court ruling threatens void agreements without valid licences

It is believed that defunct Luxembourg-based Landsbanki Bank had lent a staggering 100 million euros in Spain to reduce death duties that thankfully will be difficult to recoup.

Malaga has highest rate of insurance fraud in the whole of Spain

Last year, Malaga recorded around 22,500 attempts at insurance fraud

Spanish and UK cops probe €140 million storage unit scam aimed at expat investors

The fraud is linked to pension funds and is often aimed at expat investors in Europe

Spain and Gibraltar expats call in police after couple allegedly steal thousands of euros in rental deposits

Marco Molinari and convicted fraudster Natasha Marie Lambert, 24, fled to Italy from their La Linea home they had ‘illegally’ sublet this month, leaving a string of accusations in their wake

US and Spain demand property fraudster be extradited to stand trial

Firtash is thought to have served as a leader of a money laundering ring in Catalonia

Ex Marbella mayor Julian Munoz sentenced to house arrest for fraud

Former Marbella head Julian Munoz was convicted for fraudulently helping to subvert 6.7m of public funds by a Malaga judge, who believes he is too ill to serve his term in prison

Disgraced Marbella Mayor could face further eight years in jail in upcoming corruption case

The prosecution has requested the prison sentence for former Marbella chief Julián Muñoz and his planning advisor Juan Antonio Roca, who are both due in court again from January 30

High ranking Andalucia politican finally locked up for fraud after four years on the run

Manuel Rodríguez de Castro, a high ranking ex Partido Popular official in José María Aznar’s government, has been incarcerated in a Madrid prison

On the gold trail of most wanted expat Mark Acklom thought to be hiding in Spain

An Olive Press investigation has found traces of most wanted fraudster Mark Acklom in Murcia

OPINION: Long-awaited victory after dodgy dentist legal battle

The Olive Press feels vindicated, after warning our readers of this twice-struck-off professional lurking in our midst

Junta boss Susana Diaz to be grilled over billion-euro Operation Edu scandal

Junta head faces grilling after being ‘implicated’ in fake training scheme fraud

Fraudulent travel websites cost holidaymakers €15 million last year

The average traveller falling foul of fraudsters on the web was conned out of €3,795

Charges revealed for members of Triple A animal shelter

UPDATE: Charges include trafficking, cruelty and fraud

OPINION: Belsen Berney’s hero legacy tainted by dishonesty

Sad that a war hero’s legacy has been tainted by his dishonesty

Former Junta heads probed over role in multi-million euro ERE fraud

Chavez and Grinan to be grilled over their links to corruption
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