Jail requested for former Casares mayor

THE Public Prosecutor is requesting an 18-and-a-half-year jail sentence and a €1.2 million fine for Juan Sanchez, a former mayor of Casares, for suspected involvement in illegal building projects.

Sanchez, is accused in the Prosecutor’s initial documents of crimes of corrupt practice, fraudulent contracting, embezzlement of public funds, bribery and money laundering, and his successor Antonia Morera, another two councillors, civil servants and a developer are also named.

Casares Town Hall, the Prosecutor said, should also be paid €2.5 million in damages by the former mayor and the developer.

Sanchez was arrested in May 2012 regarding this case, due to be heard at Malaga Provincial Court, and spent three days in jail before paying €200,000 in bail for his release.

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