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Much sought-after yacht belonging to scandal-ridden Tory peer Michelle Mone finally tracked down in Barcelona

THE infamous yacht of scandal-embroiled Baroness Michelle Mone has been tracked down near Barcelona by activists who renamed it 'Pandemic Profiteer'. The search has been...

Spain falls on corruption ranking for the second year in a row

SPAIN HAS fallen for the second year running on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), put together by an organisation called Transparency International (TI).  According to...

Doctor tells court that disgraced politician José Antonio Griñán should not go to jail

A DOCTOR has told the Seville High Court that former Andalusian president José Antonio Griñán should not go to jail due to the prostate...

Neymar and co-defendants cleared of fraud over 2013 transfer to Spain’s Barcelona

A court has cleared footballer Neymar and his co-defendants in a fraud trial linked to his 2013 transfer from Brazilian club Santos to Barcelona. The...

Prosecutor drops fraud and corruption charges against former Barcelona footballer Neymar in Spain

THE Public Prosecutor has dropped corruption and fraud charges on Friday against football star Neymar and others concerning the Brazilian’s 2013 move from Santos...

Corrupt ex-Costa Blanca mayor in Spain gets prison term over waste contract bungs

FORMER Calpe mayor, Francisco Javier Morato, and two ex-Partido Popular councillors have been convicted of receiving bribes over a waste contract awarded in 1998. Javier...

Husband of Marbella mayor formally accused of belonging to a criminal organisation, money laundering

THE SPANISH High Court has formerly accused Lars Broberg, the husband of Marbella Mayor Ángeles Muñoz, of belonging to a criminal organisation and laundering...

Former Valencia region president Zaplana faces up to 19 years in jail if convicted of corruption in Spain

TWO former Partido Popular presidents of the Valencian Community face long jail stints if convicted of corruption over the award of a regional Wind...

Police officers jailed for running protection racket on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO Torrevieja Policia Local officers have been jailed for demanding money from businesses to avoid fines for alleged law breaking. One officer was given five...

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.

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