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Thursday, 17 January 2008

More corruption arrests in Murcia Province ...

in Los Alcázares this time. The ex-mayor of Los Alcázares and five others have been arrested on charges of misappropriating public funds and money-laundering. On this occasion the ex-mayor, Juan Escudero, was a member of the governing Socialist party until his expulsion yesterday when he was arrested. In the other recent case of town-hall corruption in Murcia Region (in Totana), the Mayor on that occasion is from the former governing party, the Partido Popular. So perhaps it is not simply a political vendetta as I had half-suspected it might be, but a necessary uncovering of corruption wherever it lurks.

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