5 Mar, 2010 @ 12:44
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Belated Andorran windfall for Estepona

A HORDE of money belonging to Estepona town hall has been found stashed in an Andorran bank account.

Despite lacking money to buy toilet paper for schools or maintain its fleet of fire engines, ten million euros were uncovered by the National Police.

The funds allegedly belong to former director of town planning Pedro Lopez, who left his post in 2007.

They were hidden away under Lopez’s family name.

National Police revealed that the money came from constructors who paid “commissions” to the town hall in order to receive building licenses.

Meanwhile, Lopez appeared before magistrates in Estepona to speak of his alleged involvement in the Astapa corruption scandal.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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1 Comment

  1. And WHAT was outcomes re: corruption, money laundering, fines, jail penalties, restraints from holding public office, etc. for this guy… dating back from 2010?!?!

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