Juan Sanchez Casares ex-mayor
ACCUSED: Ex-mayor facing lengthy sentence

A FORMER mayor of Casares is facing 18 years in jail for his dealings with the ‘CEO of European organised crime’.

The public prosecutor is also seeking a fine of €1.2 million for Juan Sanchez over permission he granted for the illegal Majestic residential estate built between 2000 and 2005.

It comes after he was linked to Italian gangster Ricardo Fanchini and his cohorts, Armenians Robert Mani and Robert Gaspar, who are also accused of money laundering.

Five other town hall workers are facing prison over a scheme that saw money laundered into the Majestic project via radio and TV stations and the Mijas hippodrome.

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