By Euro Weekly News Media • 16 May 2015 • 7:00
THE treasurer of an association which ran Benalmadena’s soup kitchen has admitted in court that there was a second bank account for cash donations.Declaring before the judge in regard to an ongoing case investigating dodgy accounts for the soup kitchen, treasurer Antonio Perez Relinque said that there was one bank account for official payments of grants, subsidies etc, and another for donations made in cash which was controlled by association secretary Francisco Cañete.Approximately €250,000, 80 per cent of which was made up of grants and subsidies from the council, have not been correctly accounted for, causing a number of people to be called to declare including former Social Welfare councillor Francisco Salido, who was dismissed from office by the mayor six months ago when news of the scandal got out.Francisco’s brother Enrique Salido, who was called to declare some time ago, told the judge that he was a ‘paid volunteer’ as the association gave him €150 per month officially referred to as petrol money but he was never required to provide invoices for it.Coincidentally, Cañete is also Salido’s brother-in-law.
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