Thursday, January 30, 2014

Medina accuses the mayor of cooking up evidence

The PSOE spokesperson, Raúl Valerio Medina, accuses the mayor, Charo Bañuls, of cooking up several lawsuits against him. He says that the mayor used reports produced by a temporary secretary to implicate him in alleged corruption and then rewarded the lady with a permanent job on the council.

About a year ago, the council had to fill a temporary vacancy created by a maternity leave. In doing so, the council’s attorney tailored the specification to suite his sister in law. In fact he was even on the committee that made the appointment. The day before the maternity leave ended, the mayor created the new post of Local Development Agent as a reward for the temporary  secretary. As you might expect, the returning secretary objected to the creation of the new post which she said duplicated hers but the objections were overcome and the ADL then went on to testify in court against Medina.

Although the case was eventually dismissed by the judge, it must have caused anxiety for Medina at the time.

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