HUNDREDS of sensitive documents were allegedly destroyed in a bid to cover up the Junta’s so-called ERE corruption scandal.
It has emerged that the Junta’s current employment minister Daniel Rivera ordered 15 staff to spend the weekend covering all tracks of the billion-euro ‘reptile fund’.
The order came just days after an investigation was launched by the Guardia Civil, in which a ‘slush fund’ paid millions to friends and family of Junta officials.
Over a weekend in November 2010, the team were told to study files and track emails, storing lists of recipients on the boss’s USB stick.
They were asked to ensure everything was left as normal by the time the rest of the team came back to their desks on Monday morning.
In January, ex employment boss Javier Guerrero admitted there was a fund within the Employment Department for retirement pay-offs and to aid companies struggling in the crisis.
Much of the money came from central government and EU grants.
Meanwhile Guerrero’s ‘cocaine chauffeur’ Juan Francisco Trujillo has admitted to Andujar court that he had received two 450,000-euro grants for his two companies.
He told the court that he and his former boss spent ‘most’ of the money on cocaine, parties and drinks.