The current case against the ex mayor of Bigastro, José Joaquín Moya continued yesterday at the Palace of Justice in Orihuela. The anti corruption prosecutor is alleging that the former mayor is guilty of bribery, embezzlement of public funds and fraud in relation to the purchase of a Volkswagen Toureg.
Now, the former secretary, Antonio Saseta and treasurer, Mari Carmen Grau are also involved because it was they, along with the mayor, who signed the cheques. In all there were seven cheques, six for 6,000 Euros and one for 25,000 Euros paid to the car dealer.
The car was bought by the constructor, Manuel Nortes who had performed work for the council in previous years but had not been involved in any construction for the council during 2005 when the vehicle was bought.
The complainant, Aurelio Murcia, now wants the case to proceed in the Provincial Court in Elche.