THE disgraced mayor of Alhaurin el Grande, Juan Martin Seron, has returned to office after serving a year’s suspension for bribery charges.
PP councillors who have stood by Seron now face being ousted by the provincial PP of Malaga, Elias Bendodo, who has cut all ties with the PP of Alhaurin el Grande.
In response Seron praised the loyalty of his cabinet for keeping his office just as he had left it and thanked outgoing temporary mayor Antonia Ledesma for her year at the helm.
He said: “Can there be a clearer sign of loyalty to find my office without any changes, it looks as though no one has even sat in my chair.
“It would have been easy to forget about me, but they haven’t. I can’t thank them enough for their continual support.”
Seron went on to say that at the end of his term, in 2015, he would not be standing as a candidate for any political party.
He also said that he had been ‘used as a scapegoat to divert the gaze away from others’ and specifically referred to Jose Antonio Monagas’ ‘pleasure trips’ and corruption attached to the ERE scandal.
If this is all that happens to “scapegoats” in Spain, there will be a queue to join the herd.
This has to be the quote of the day and sums up Spain
He said: “Can there be a clearer sign of loyalty to find my office without any changes, it looks as though no one has even sat in my chair”
Spain once again moves forward and shows how to deal with public officials, I wonder how much money he made when he was out of office
Same old Spain. They love their corrupt mayors.
This awful person doesn’t even understand the image he is projecting.
Beggars belief and just goes to show what a corrupt country Spain is when PP councillors stood by him, suggests they were on the take as well allegedly IMO, so wanting the problem to go right away before further finger pointing. This wouldn’t be the same PP that Senor Rajoy and his cronies belong to all of whom have evaded their own corruption scandal?
Disgusting, we are having problems with our mayoress, discriminating against Spaniards and ex-pats, but worse of all not paying the local police and other workers employed by the Ayantamiento.
same old ,same old the best mayors money can buy
Just look at that photo of the self-satisfied, arrogant, smug, piece of s$&t. It says it all really. How the hell is he allowed back into office? There is no hope for Spain.
Unbelievable – you could not make it up. Although nothing in Spain surprises me anymore.
I wonder if he has paid the 200.000euro fine? and the town hall for paying his legal fees.
@P. Thorne, that’s being added to the IBI bill for next year lol.
We went to A. El Grande earlier this year and noticed how dirty and scruffy it looked and getting worse each year, nowhere near as nice as De La Torre. First thing Senor Corrupt needs to do is clean the place up with town funds and not pocket them for himself.
The De La Torre area is definitely a nicer area, I used to rent near Lauro Golf years ago and nearly bought a cortijo nearby. There are some lovely countryside properties around here. Unfortunately the two Alhaurin’s have so many illegal builds and planning problems that it’s a risky prospect (just look on Google). Also, the whole area became so built up in the early 2000’s boom, that the two towns have almost merged, similar to what happened in Mijas. There are so many problems with Alhaurin generally that I would not consider purchasing there.
Fred what problems generally??
@kb, crime and over-building are the two main issues. It’s only my take on it; some people find it lovely.