A FORMER chief of the Andalucian tax office has been arrested as part of Spain’s ‘biggest ever
Angel Ojeda has been charged with forgery, fraud and improper appropriation as part of Operation Oscar, one of many ongoing investigations into the scandal.
The corruption scandal – which involved hundreds of professional training courses – saw Andalucian officials allegedly siphon off upwards of €2 billion worth of EU education funding.
Police claim that the business network led by Ojeda had illegally obtained €49.8 million that was intended as funding for training courses, and expect this number to grow as the investigation continues.
The police report claims Ojeda was leading a ‘very complex business network consisting of more than 50 companies, foundations and associations’ that had received ‘tens of millions of euros’ from the Andalucian government.
Eight other people – all linked to Ojeda and his network – were arrested with him, including his son Marcos Ojeda.
The arrest comes just a month after the arrest of 15 more Andalucian officials as part of connected investigation Operated Edu.
The 15 included father-son team Pablo Andres Viedma Hurtado – president of the Axarquia Association of Training and Employment – and Eduardo Viedma Hurtado.