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Neymar and two ex-Barcelona presidents face fraud trial in Spain this October

FOOTBALL star Neymar will go on trial this October over financial irregularities in his transfer to Barcelona from the Brazilian club Santos. The 30-year-old Paris...

EXPLAINER: How €680 million of Junta de Andalucia cash was embezzled in ERE scandal, Spain’s biggest EVER public money...

OVER €25,000 per month on cocaine, €400,000 for a fake chicken farm and thousands on bottomless gin and tonics

Andalucia’s ex-president and corrupt Socialist cronies face jail over massive fraud scandal after appeal rejected by Spain’s Supreme Court.

Spain's top court has upheld convictions for 16 former top officials from Andalucia’s Socialist party in one of the biggest fraud scandals to hit...

Spain drops probe into whether kickbacks were paid to secure €7billion high-speed rail contract in Saudi Arabia

SPANISH prosecutors have shelved an investigation into whether Spanish firms paid kickbacks to secure a contract for Saudi Arabia’s high-speed rail link citing ‘insufficient...

Spanish showbiz royalty Isabel Pantoja cleared by a Malaga court in latest trial

SPANISH singer and convicted money launderer Isabel Pantoja has been cleared at her latest trial. A Malaga court has found her not guilty in a...

Businessmen to face court over controversial Madrid Covid-19 PPE deal which paid for luxury cars and a yacht in...

A Madrid court will pursue a corruption case involving two businessmen over a €14.2 million PPE contract with Madrid City Council. The deal was struck...

Transparency troubles for Torrevieja as report reveals hundreds of business payments made without proper contracts

AS QUESTIONS over a lack of transparency continue, Torrevieja City Council has been slammed for its sloppy finances. Torreveija council are facing scrutiny over reports...

Corruption probes into former King of Spain, Juan Carlos, dropped due to ‘lack of evidence’

PROSECUTORS in Spain are shelving two corruption probes involving former monarch, Juan Carlos, due to a lack of evidence. It's more good news for the...

Benidorm politician cleared in corruption probe involving Russian mafia gang in Spain

BENIDORM councillor, Lorenzo Martinez Sola, has been cleared of any illegal involvement with a Russian solicitor accused of running a mafia gang operating out...

Benidorm politician claims innocence over Russian mafia gang money laundering charge on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM councillor, Lorenzo Martinez Sola, says he is confident of being cleared of any illegal involvement with a Russian mafia gang. 23 people, including...

Spain’s fat cats under renewed investigation over corporate spying

SEVERAL of Spain’s most powerful businessmen are once again implicated in a far-reaching spying scandal. On Monday Spain’s High Court has placed Antonio Brufau, chairman...

OPINION: Why is Spain still failing when it comes to transparency?

THE Olive Press has recently reported on how dismal many of Spain’s town halls are when it comes to transparency. And now comes the confirmation...

Council official on Spain’s Costa Blanca stole €40,000 from clubs and charities and took bungs for contracts

A 52-year-old Santa Pola council official has been charged with 19 crimes of bribery committed over the last decade. The woman took bungs from two...

How Spain compares to the rest of the world over fighting corruption

THE image of how tough Spain is on corruption has barely changed in a year, according to the 2021 Corruption Perception Index(CPI). The CPI, published...

Scandal-hit Princess Cristina of Spain splits from husband Iñaki Urdangarin days after female co-worker photos appear

KING Felipe's sister, Cristina, has split from husband Iñaki Urdangarin by 'mutual agreement' just days after photos were published of him with another woman. A...

Mallorca’s most secretive council revealed in transparency survey comparing town halls across Spain

MANACOR city council is one of the most secretive councils in Mallorca according to a nationwide survey of hundreds of  councils. The list names and...

A Wasted Decade: How political corruption robbed Spain of success with renewable energies

Martin Tye of Mariposa Energia explores what's gone wrong with renewable energies in Spain.

Ex-Valencia president, Eduardo Zaplana, in money laundering quiz over €1.6 million Madrid apartment purchase in Spain

FORMER Valencia region president, Eduardo Zaplana, has suffered a new setback in trying to rebuke money laundering allegations involving up to €20 million. A new...

Ex-Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy denies knowledge of illegal spying to track down smears against him

FORMER Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy appeared before a parliamentary committee on Monday to deny spying and smear allegations dating back nine years. Rajoy, Spain's...

Former Spanish king Juan Carlos gets good news over Saudi Arabia bung investigation

SWISS authorities have dropped a corruption probe into an offshore fund linked to King Emeritus Juan Carlos I. It had been alleged that the ex-monarch...

EXCLUSIVE: British expat loses home in southern Spain after 13-year legal battle with builder neighbour over dodgy wall

A BRITISH pensioner has lost her dream home in the sun over a decade-long legal dispute over a boundary wall. Margaret Townley, 75, claims she...

EXCLUSIVE: Two Gibraltar men ‘physically abused’ by Spanish police in La Linea

TWO men from Gibraltar have described the shocking treatment they suffered at the hands of Spanish police while on a night out across the...

Almeria politician accused of taking bribes in awarding COVID PPE contract

By Elena Goçmen Rueda A DRUGS gang turned to the corrupt supply of anti-COVID PPE protective equipment as easy pickings. So far 11 arrests have been...

CORRUPTION SWOOP: High-ranking politicians arrested in Spain’s Valencia on charges of accepting bribes in exchange for public contracts

According to police sources, firms paid illegal commissions in exchange for the right to purchase and build on publicly owned land in and around Valencia.

Mayor’s corruption quiz is delayed on Spain’s Costa Blanca but he still faces a resignation vote

ORIHUELA mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, will not be testifying tomorrow(April 30) over accusations that he embezzled over €200,000 of public money over a non-existent job. That...

Government of Spain’s Balearic Islands block anti-corruption investigation into vaccination of senior officials

An investigation had been opened over the controversial claim that six officials in Mallorca were among the first be vaccinated in the region

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