Judge rejects Zurgena homes appeal

Candido Trabalón (fourth from right) and Manuel Tijeras (third from right) during the original court case, along with other defendants from the case

By David Jackson

A judge has upheld an earlier ruling that politicians and officials from Zurgena council have no case to answer to 34 people, mostly Britons, who bought illegal homes after their claim for compensation was turned down.
The review decided that just one fine of €360 plus disbarment for three and a half years should be handed down to an ex-employee of the council, who was deemed to have made a mistake during the planning application, leaving politicians and builders with no case to answer.

A compensation request of more than €650,000 for the expats who will now see their half-built homes demolished was again rejected by the appeals court.

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