4 Oct, 2013 @ 11:26
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Sentences given out at the Malaya trial


AFTER nearly ten years, the Malaya trial has finally had its day in court.

A total of 29 years has been handed down to those who took part in the €24billion fraud.

Judge Godino took 14 months deliberating the case, before handing down his sentences.

Top-dog Juan Antonio Roca has been given 11 years in jail, and been told to pay back the extraordinary amount of 240million.

Builder Ávila Rojas may have got off lightly with a three year prison sentence, but he has been ordered to pay an 11.5million fine.

At this time there is no information on how, or when, the fines will be paid.

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As Ex-Marbella mayor Marisol Yague enters the court at 11am she admits “I’m in the hands of God”.

Judge Godino takes to the stand at 11.20am – the defendants have already entered the room kissing and wishing each other luck.

11.29 – Juan Antonio Roca sentenced to 11 years in prison and a fine of 240 million.

11.43 Thomas Olivo is acquitted.

11.44 Ávila Rojas, sentenced to three years and eight months in prison plus a fine of 11.5 million.

11.44 Christopher Penyarroya is acquitted.

11.46 González de Caldas, eight months and 30,000 fine.

11.48 Francisco Garcia Lebron receives three years in prison.

11.49 Marisol Yague gets six years.

11.50 Isabel García Marcos sentenced to four years.

11.56 Julián Muñoz, former mayor, is given two years.


  1. Since they personally prospered and reduced the Marbella property market/economy for YEARS, I’m surprised at the lenient sentences. I guess “Crime does Pay” after all.

  2. As they say in Spain ¡sin vergüenza! These are serious crimes that affect peoples lives – such lenient sentences or no sentence at all in some cases. So nepotism and corruption still prospers here in Malaga.

  3. So why are they being allowed to keep the remains of the 24billion? I think the figure is incorrect but where is the rest of the money? Swiss bank accounts? All ready for their early release, which I’m sure they’ll get?
    Crime on a vast scale certainly does pay.
    Thieves are thieves, white collar or not, they’ve cheated the ordinary working Spanish man out of a decent living.

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