Etiqueta 'Corruption'
Rodrigo Rato arriving in court.

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Former deputy Spanish prime minister could face long jail term in corruption trial

Analysis of documents showed an unjustified increase of more than 15.6 million euros in his wealth during this period, the prosecutor added.

By Jesús Aguado15/12/2023 15:27

Alonso Ancira, chairman of the board at Altos Hornos de Mexico (AHMSA), was detained in Palma in 2019

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Mexican steel magnate back from Mallorca to face graft accusations

A Spanish court late last year rejected Ancira's claim that he was the victim of political persecution, and ordered his extradition.

Reuters04/02/2021 10:26

Former king, Juan Carlos


Person of the week

At a time of crisis when his son would be delivering a message of hope, resilience and unity to the nation, he was at the centre of another scandal.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter22/03/2020 12:17

Arta demons - when dressed up and not undressed.


Under pressure: the week in Majorca

Exceltur was once more pointing the finger at holiday rentals; the cost of travel could go up because of an EU directive; an aid package for Son Banya residents was announced; and Arta had an issue with one of its demons.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter14/01/2018 00:00

A kiss for Bel Busquets from Biel Barceló; Busquets is due to succeed him as vice-president.


Resignation, research, rentals: the week in Majorca

Biel Barceló resigned, corruption cases came to a close, Airbnb was facing a fine, and research in the Balearics was supposedly getting a boost.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter16/12/2017 00:00

An idea of what the opera house might have looked like.


Matas in court for opera house trial

In February 2007, Jaume Matas reached a verbal agreement with the architect for a 1.2 million euros contract to present a draft project.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter25/09/2017 00:00

National Police at the scene of the incident on the road to Esporles.


Palma police warned to be cautious after gun threat

A Palma officer was threatened with a gun while he was driving home on Tuesday night.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter06/04/2017 00:00

Joan Mut (right), a former chief of Palma police, who made a court appearance last week.


Police witnesses claim senior officers ordered destruction of records

Police headquarters has sent a report to the court which confirms the elimination of certain sensitive documents.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter20/03/2017 00:00

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


More corruption cases in the Balearics than other regions

There were more corruption cases and more people accused in the Balearics than elsewhere.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter16/03/2017 00:00

Tito's - the famous club in Palma. Its director has been arrested.


Tito's director is latest arrest in Cursach affair

Tito's was one of the establishments raided by National Police officers at the time of the arrest of Tolo Cursach.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter15/03/2017 00:00

Laura Camargo of Podemos, demanding an explanation from Álvaro Gijón.


Podemos demanding Gijón explains his relationship with Cursach

Gijón has already been implicated in the ongoing investigation into police corruption.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter06/03/2017 00:00

Tolo Cursach arriving at court this morning.


Cursach ordered to prison on fifteen charges

Homicide is included among the charges; no details of this have been given.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter03/03/2017 00:00

Tito's, one of the Cursach Group establishments that was raided.


Cursach in court on Friday morning

An aspect of the prosecution's investigation, it is understood, is supposed collusion by the former deputy mayor of Palma, Álvaro Gijón, with Cursach.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter02/03/2017 00:00

Princess Cristina and husband Iñaki Urdangarin arriving at court last year.

Noos trial

Princess verdict to be announced at midday today

Princess Cristina, who was prosecuted by Manos Limpias rather than the state, faced a call of eight years in prison.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter16/02/2017 00:00

The Partido Popular's Alvaró Gijón found himself at the centre of corruption allegations.


Corruption, attempted murder and holiday prices: the week in Majorca

Corruption allegations were firmly back on the agenda and Palma town hall was at the centre of them. A celebrated lawyer was pressing a charge of attempted murder. Hoteliers were saying no to UK tour operator requests for prices to come down.

Andrew Ede23/10/2016 00:00

Marga Duran said that the PP was on the side of the town hall, which has come under investigation.


Duran insists that the PP is not a corrupt party

"These matters don't affect a party, they affect a significant part of the institutional structure of the town hall."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter19/10/2016 00:00

Mayor Hila, who today spoke about the latest corruption affair at Palma town hall.


Mayor says sorry for new PP corruption scandal

Mayor Hila suspects that the PP organised a network at the town hall to serve its own interests and not those of the citizens.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter18/10/2016 00:00

Ex-president Jaume Matas is prepared to tell all in exchange for staying out of prison.


Political parties don't agree that Matas should avoid prison

Jaume Matas, the former president of the Balearics, will avoid going to prison in exchange to confessing to offences and to providing evidence.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter13/09/2016 00:00