The former mayor of Bigastro, Joaquín Moya is in court now to answer to charges related to the sale of land at La Pedrera in 2005. The land was sold to "Promociones Alicante Torrevieja" otherwise known as Idearco to allow them to build a spa hotel.
The prosecution claims that the ex mayor along with the secretary, Antonio Saseta and the socialist councillors, María del Carmen Grau Espinosa and María Jesús Torres García failed to follow proper procedures during the sale. Apart from the fact that approval for building had not been granted in Valencia, the claim is that the sale was rigged in favour of Idearco who were awarded the contract before the deadline for submissions had passed.
Even if he is found not guilty on this charge, there are two further cases against the ex mayor that are still pending.