20 Jun 2011

Valencian Court to Try Spanish Politicians

Spain’s infamous Gürtel case, involving a corruption ring led by Francisco Correa (pictured here) and Pablo Crespo that benefitted Popular Party (PP) politicians for the awarding of contracts, will now at least in part be tried in Valencia rather than in Madrid.

The case, which dates back to events that occurred as far back as 2006, involves corruption, illegal campaign financing, bribery, and public bid-rigging, all of which was set to benefit PP politicians and companies in the private sector.

The PP led a landslide victory over the Socialist Party of Spain (PSOE) in the elections held on Sunday.

For the original article from El País’ English-language section, please click here.

The photo of Mr. Correa comes from Spanish newspaper El Mundo, with the accompanying story in Spanish.