IT would take a saint not to wonder why top Spanish judge Carlos Divar took 20 trips to a sunny seaside resort – at the taxpayer’s expense.

So when he fails to reveal why he was going to Marbella, what he was doing and with whom, things start to look distinctly fishy.

But under Spanish law, Justice Divar does not have to disclose anything – which shows why Spain still has transparency issues.

Especially when you consider that another judge, Baltasar Garzon, has been banned from the bench for 11 years despite his role as a beacon of justice throughout the world.


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