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​Lanzarote Councillor Investigated for Embezzlement and Fraud

Lanzarote Councillor Investigated for Embezzlement and Fraud

Carlos Espino, former councillor of the Centre of Art and Culture of the Government of Lanzarote has been told this week he must pay a bail of one and a half million euros for crimes of embezzlement, prevarication and fraud during his management of this centre between 2007 and 2009.

This charge was presented by the President of the Government of Lanzarote, Pedro San Gines, who accuses the former councillor of favouring a businessman with work in several tourist facilities.

There are five individuals involved in this investigation, who must deposit up to three million euros within 10 days. According to the court’s report, Espino in December 2007 offered the contract to supply and assemble the kitchen of the Jameos del Agua Centre, amounting to 224,450 euros, without competition, to the company Climafrical, owned by the accused’s friend Antonio Gonzalez Medina.

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