Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Just what did he do?

As I said on Tuesday, Carlos Fabra is now in jail but what for?

He was acquitted of charges of bribery and influence peddling in 2013 but then it was discovered that he was guilty of tax fraud amounting to 700,000 euros. He and his wife had unexplained earnings of 3.3m euros.

He is best known for being responsible for the building of the ghost airport at Castellón outside which stands a 24 metre high, 20 tonne copper statue of him. The airport, which cost 150m euros to build has never seen a plane take off or land. It is a monument to his megalomania and reckless spending.

Fabra will be out in four years. I doubt that he will ever take part in politics again but his legacy will live on in that airport and the statue outside it. 

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