Court upholds ban on Albox mayor

Rogelio Mena faces further legal proceedings as cases stack up against him

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Mayor Rogelio Mena’s appeal was rejected this week

By Emma Randle

Almería’s high court has upheld a sentence against Albox mayor Rogelio Mena banning him from holding public office for two-and-a-half years after being found guilty of withholding information from the opposition.

It is the latest in a string of cases against the beleaguered mayor, who last week faced an investigation for ‘cronyism’.

The latest ruling comes in a case brought by a member of the opposition Partido Popular (PP) party accusing Sr Mena of repeatedly refusing requests to supply information on council finances during 2013 in breach of transparency regulations.

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