Two former PP Mayors arrested on corruption charges in Gran Canaria
The Spanish Civil Guard has searched the town hall in Santa Brigada, Gran Canaria for information on irregularities in the public accounts department. Six people including 2 ex PP mayors have been detained in the operation. Those arrested face charges of embezzlement and other irregularities committed whilst in charge of the town hall.
Santa Brigada has a population of 20,000 inhabitants and is located inland in Gran Canaria. The arrests have taken place following accusations made several months ago by various councillors of irregularities committed by some of the town hall’s mayors.
Furthermore the Civil Guard have searched several houses in Santa Brigada as well as the town hall. Santa Brigada town council was also searched in June in this year on the order of a judge in charge of the case when the town hall refused to hand over documents.