THE ex-mayor of an Almeria town has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and nine years suspension of public service for familial favouritism.
Federico Molina, former socialist mayor of Partaloa, was charged with granting permission to build nine houses on land not available for building to one of his relatives, who works as a promoter.
The judge presiding has decided not to order the demolition of the houses, citing that the area on which they are built is no longer protected, and that the current owners of the houses, who are foreign, acquired them under good faith.
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