By Wendy Williams
JUNTA officials allegedly spent EU subsidies on ‘parties, drinks and cocaine’.
In a new twist to the ever-growing ERE scandal, the chauffeur to the ex-Employment Minister, has admitted he spent money on such expenses.
Juan Francisco Trujillo told a court this week that he and his boss Francisco Javier Guerrero became friends and spent the money on partying and drugs.
The shock revelations came after he was questioned by police over subsidies he received in 2004 to ‘set up two new businesses’.
According to Trujillo most of the 900,000 euros he was handed under his subsidy deal went on buying cocaine for himself and his boss.
“When Guerrero finished his day he was in the habit of going for drinks and I would go with him. We would take cocaine daily that was paid for with money from the subsidies.”
He said he also gave some of the money back to his boss and the remainder was used on land to build rural houses and premises for a furniture business.
In total he received two payments of 450,000 euros, all of which came from Brussels.
It came after Guerrero allegedly boasted in court of ‘the power he had as director general to indiscriminately grant subsidies without having to justify anything,’.
It had been Guerrero who suggested his driver Trujillo set up a pair of new companies so he could grant him subsidies.
Guerrero denies the cocaine and partying link.
The case continues.