Friday, April 26, 2013

Silly man

An ex-councillor in Redovan is in court accused of corruption and falsifying an official document. The prosecution are asking for two years in prison and eight years of disqualification from holding office.

Joaquín Pozuelo, who was councillor for planning in the town, prepared a document to allow one of his neighbours to contract electricity from Iberdrola. Unfortunately the house had not been granted a certificate of occupancy nor did it have a license of first occupation and so at the time was illegal. This type of document can only be authorised by the mayor of a town following a report by the local technician.

Since this happened in August 2009, both parties must have thought that they were, by now, in the clear. Spanish bureaucracy might be slow and ponderous but it does get there in the end.  

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