Ex-mayor of Arboleas found guilty of planning offences

Former council head bought land to build illegal swimming pool

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Socialist Ángel García has had his appeal thrown out

By David Jackson

The Supreme penal court has upheld a sentence barring the ex-mayor of Arboleas, Ángel García (PSOE), from holding public office for four years.

The ruling comes after an investigation into the illegal sale of public land to the mayor, then only the deputy mayor, so he could build a private swimming pool next to his home. The ruling also confirms the sentences for other councillors and civil servants who served under the mayor.

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