By Sally Underwood • 25 April 2021 • 16:48
Officers from the National Police arrested the German man after he was wanted for fraud in Malaga.
According to Spanish newspaper Malaga Hoy, police arrested the man in Malaga after he was accused of Fraud in Germany.
The German citizen was accused by the authorities of his country of economic crimes for the alleged misappropriation of aid funds aimed at companies been arrested by the National Police at Malaga airport.
The man, who had a European arrest warrant in place since last year, was arrested during a National Police checkpoint on passengers when he had just landed in Malaga.
According to the arrest warrant, due to the economic losses suffered by the pandemic, the federal states granted aid of up to €25,000 to companies, and that the detainee allegedly illegally claimed two of them. He then sent them to a bank account used by the alleged gang behind the fraud, all in exchange for a fee for his services.
Although the German authorities warned him of the alleged fraud, the man also allegedly took the funds and removed them from the reach of the German state authorities, so they could not be seized.
The 36-year-old detainee has been placed at the disposal of the Central Court of Instruction number 3 of the National Court.
The news comes after the Mayor of Coin was accused of vaccination fraud.
Coin’s mayor denied the claims of vaccination fraud following a complaint from the Independent Union of Andalusian Police (SIP-AN) that officials at Coin received a vaccine ahead of their turn.
Mayor Francisco Santos said it is the Ministry of Health and Families at the Junta de Andalucia which establishes who is vaccinated, while he said in Coin it is the health district which administers the vaccines.
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Sally Underwood is a former aide to several former cabinet members and now contributes her views on Parliament’s ever-changing shape in her column for the Euro Weekly News.
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