Up to two weeks ago, the Secretary General of the PSOE defended the former mayor of Bigastro but in a press conference yesterday he said that Raúl Valerio Medina is doing great damage to the image of the party and should consider resigning.
There are six cases in which the ex mayor is involved.
Most recently the town was fined 60,000 euros for the fraudulent payment of contributions for 45 “ghost” workers which enabled them to claim benefits and pensions. This practice dated back to the time of José Joaquín Moya and continued with Raul Medina Valerio.
He is also accused of spending 24,000 euros using the town’s credit card for travel, dining and meals during his time as mayor.