THE HEAD of the Andalucian Energy Agency has been forced to resign, following allegations he illegally connected his house to water and electricity supplies.
Luciano Gonzalez Garcia, whose home is also allegedly built without permits, was accused by the Public Prosector of exploiting his industry connections to force the supply of illegal utilities to his home.
The house, in Yunquero, Malaga, has been pronounced an illegal build by the town hall.
Before the shock resignation Gonzalez Garcia was widely praised for the Law for Sustainable Construction (Impulso a la Construccion Sostenible), which he masterminded.
Gonzalez’s friend and colleague, Jose Sanchez Maldonado – the Andalucian Minister for Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment – announced the resignation.
Sanchez Maldonado was embroiled in the scandal after insisting: “I refuse to ask any friend of mine to show me their utility bill.”