Former Balearic president Jaume Matas has been investigated in a number of corruption cases.

04-11-2016J. Grappelli - Efe

According to figures from the General Council of the Judiciary, there were more legal proceedings against corruption in the Balearics in 2016 than any other region. The number was eighteen, followed by Valencia with fifteen, and Andalusia and Castile-La Mancha, both with twelve. These were proceedings in different courts, including high courts.

Nationally, a total of 659 people were accused last year. They have been sent for trial or will go to trial for crimes including bribery, malfeasance, the trafficking of influence, embezzlement and various ones in respect of land use or planning.

Of the 659, there were 97 people in the Balearics. This figure was well above that of any other region. In second place were Andalusia and the Canaries, both with 61. There were two regions without any cases - Cantabria and Navarre.

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Andy Rawson / Hace over 4 years

The Sicilians use guns and the Mallorcans use lawyers.


Henry James / Hace over 4 years

Spain and the whole of Majorca is corrupt from the top down,instead of commenting on matters concerning the UK,when Humphrey Carter, by his own admission,states that he does not regard the UK as his country and has spent most of his life abroad and therefore out of the UK so is not the best qualified person to offer any comments on the UK,should be reporting on and investigating this kind of thing,which is far more relevant to those living in Majorca.