HALF the Spanish population believes that with enough money it is possible to escape justice.
One in two people (48 per cent) questioned think that judges can be bribed with the right amount of money.
A further 60 per cent of Spaniards believe that the justice system is antiquated and works ‘badly’…at best.
The new figures come as Marbella judge Francisco Javier de Urquia was sentenced to two years in prison.
The 41-year-old judge was also fined 140,000 euros after being found guilty of accepting a 60,000 euro bribe in return for dropping charges against three businessmen in the Hidalgo money laundering case.
It is the second time he has been found guilty, after being suspended two years ago for taking a bribe over an illegal development.
The recent study by the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) clearly outlined the broken justice system in Spain.
It believes some of the problems could be solved by selecting older judges with more experience.
“We also need to apply mental health criteria for potential judges to detect anomalies as soon as possible,” added a spokesman.
The findings came just a month after Granada judge Adelina Entrena was sacked after leaving an innocent suspect in jail for 437 days after forgetting to sign release forms.
Another judge ordered the arrest of a perfume shop owner when her request for a refund was not granted, while in Alicante, one judge simply refuses to sanction same-sex marriages, despite it being law.
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