December 26, 2012

Pardons for politicians

The court conviction in the Treball corruption case showed that during 1994 and 1995, with the CiU nationalist bloc in power in Catalonia, then-secretary general of the regional government's labor department, Josep Maria Servitje, embezzled 46,157 euros by ordering eight labor law studies that were found to be copies of earlier reports and of no public interest whatsoever.

In 2009, the provincial High Court of Barcelona sentenced Servitje to four-and-a-half years in prison. Read more.

El PaĆ­s

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