Friday, March 14, 2014

Raúl Valerio Medina and four councillors not guilty

The court number 3 of Orihuela has now archived the case against the socialist councillors, Raúl Valerio Medina, Herminia Juana Ortiz, María del Carmen Grau, María Jesús Torres, María Inmaculada Martínez  and the technician, Carmen María Sánchez. They had been charged with alleged offenses in connection with the judicial inquiry into the redevelopment of a parcel of non-residential  land in sector D-9 which was sold for housing.

The judge ruled that the councillors were simply acting under orders from their leader, Moya and were unaware of the consequences of their vote. The judge also ruled that technician was merely presenting a report and as such had no involvement in the decision made at council.

The other defendants in the case are the former mayor José Joaquín Moya and two technicians. Of them the judge says that Moya was totally aware of his actions as were the former secretary, Antonio Saseta and the technician, Maria Jesús Ferrer.

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