20 Feb, 2013 @ 14:12
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Gibraltarian linked to PP scandal

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A GIBRALTARIAN has been linked to the PP corruption scandal currently gripping the nation.

The Gibraltarian is one of five employees of Swiss bank Lombard Odier, who have been accused of helping former PP treasurer Luis Barcenas to hide a €22 million slush-fund.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is alleged to have signed documents to authorise an account used by Barcenas.

It is alleged the man, who worked at the Bermuda branch of Lombard Odier, opened the account for a company registered in Panama.

It was allegedly done in a bid to create a complex financial web and avoid detection.

The news comes as Spain launches its annual State of the Nation Debate today, just over two years since Prime Minister Rajoy first took office.

The debate, a two-day event for parties to discuss reforms and economic recovery, will particularly focus on government corruption.

The PSOE have already put forward proposals to create an ‘Anti-Corruption Bureau’, while also calling for greater transparency laws.

El Pais editor, Javier Moreno, has now handed over documents to police which he claims prove illegal donations were made to the PP from 1990 to 2008.


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