JAUME Massot, former local government Planning director, was sentenced yesterday to not being able to hold public office for two-and-a-half years after being found guilty of being party to a corruption scandal in Andratx. He was also ordered to pay a fine of 6'750 euros and court costs.

Yesterday's sentencing at a top Balearic Court was the third in the so-called “Andratx” case. Massot was condemned for acting as a consultant to building company s'Almudaina Dos S.A. when he was holding a government post - a direct conflict of interest. The Court's summing up said that Massot had deliberately concealed his private business interests by not registering his company in which his wife held an administrative position. Massot was contracted by s'Almudaina Dos S.A. to seek government compensation for a housing development project in Andratx which was halted after building started.


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