Palma.—Munar, who was also President of the now defunct Majorca Unionist Party, was sentenced in the Balearic High Court after having been found guilty of prevarication, fraud and making confidential information available during the process of the Can Domenge plot of land in Palma on which some 600 homes were going to be built.

The investigation centred around the fact that certain senior Majorcan Unionist Party members of the Council of Majorca and the Balearic government apparently took back handers when it came to the sale of the property.

The investigation was sparked by a development company which was offered double the price the Council of Majorca finally sold the plot for and yesterday, while the Palma High Court was holding Munar ultimately responsible, the former Vice-President of the Majorca Unionist Party and Balearic Minister for Tourism, Miguel Nadal, was sentenced to serve four years in jail for his role in the property deal.

The representative for development firm Sacresa accused of having allegedly paid the back handers, Roman Sanahuja, was handed a one year jail term as was the former island Councillor for Finance, Migue Angel Flaquer.

The lawyer for development company Sacresa, Santiago Fiol was sentenced to 18 months and the former island Councillor for Planning, Bartomeu Vicens, was handed an eight month sentence for their involvement.

Munar, Nadal, Vicens and Flaquer has also been ordered to pay 12 million euros to the Council of Majorca as civil bail.This long sentence for Munar comes on top of a five year jail term she has already been handed for her alleged involvement in another corruption case while Nadal has also already been sentenced to four years for his involvement in the Volotor Case, another corruption investigation.

Yesterday, Munar proclaimed her innocence and all of those sentenced yesterday have five days to appear to the Supreme Court in Madrid.Maria Antonio Munar said in a statement that she has never committed a crime.“And I've certainly never accepted a commission, not for the sale of Can Domenge nor the sale of any other concession,” she said.“No hard evidence was put forward in this case to charge me,” she said, claiming that she is the victim of a witch hunt and confirming that she will be lodging an appeal.


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