Court upholds ban on Albox mayor

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

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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