A FORMER mayor is facing the prospect of life behind bars for corruption.
Jose Manuel Martin Alba, the ex-leader of Alcaucin Town Hall, is facing several charges in relation to the Arcos case.
These include fraud, embezzlement, forgery, bribery, money laundering, forgery of official documents and influence peddling.
The prosecutor has called for Alba to be sentenced to 226 years in jail, with 49 other defendants also in the dock.
Among them are lawyers, architects and relatives of Alba.
The case revolves around 90 crimes that were committed between 1999-2010.
The group stand accused of falsely selling land and taking back-handers during Spain’s construction boom.