Palma.— Ex Balearic Tourism minister and ex Majorcan Unionist President Miquel Nadal was told yesterday by a judge investigating the Balearic Institute of Tourism corruption scandal that although he can remain at liberty he will have to report to the court on a daily basis and could face bail of 210'000 euros.

Nadal is accused of misappropriation of public funds and fraud following investigations by the Public Prosecution service into what led to taxpayers' money ending up in the hands of a number of private companies during the previous Balearic government when Nadal, for a time, was head of the Tourism Ministry.

Following yesterday's hearing, Joan Sastre, the ex Tourist Promotion Director of the Tourism ministry in the previous Balearic government, also remains at liberty but has to report to the court in person every 15 days.

The investigation into the corruption scandal is being split up into two parts, the first when the Partido Popular controlled the Balearic Institute for Toursim from 2003 to 2007 and then the second whilst the previous Socialist coalition government was in power.

Nadal and Sastre were arrested on Tuesday along with four other people who were set free after making a statement to police.
A precedent was set for daily reporting to a court in Madrid by ex Palma City Councillor Javier Rodrigo de Santos after his implication in fraud and sex scandals last year.


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