Thursday, October 23, 2014

Some explaining to do

The ex mayor of Bigastro, Raul Valerio Medina, spent 30,251.90 euros on the town's credit card during his three years of office.

Unfortunately for him, 80 percent or 24,146.94 euros of that expenditure cannot be justified by the finance department. Apparently, the ex mayor ate out at the best restaurants three or four times a week including weekends and bought groceries on Saturdays using the card. He also spent in pharmacies at the town's expense.

 Medina has been given ten days to provide evidence of his spending otherwise the case will be taken to court.

 In his defence, Medina says that he has nothing to be ashamed of. Regarding the shopping in supermarkets and pharmacies, he says that the administration had no liquidity and it was the only way to buy cleaning materials and medical supplies.

To further add to the problem, the Medina also had access to a Bankia "black" card which needs to be investigated in the same way.

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