Roquetas mayor in corruption probe

Calls for Partido Popular grandee Gabriel Amat to step down amid nepotism claims

Amat is facing renewed calls for his resignation following the allegations

By Richard Torné

Pressure is mounting on Roquetas de Mar mayor Gabriel Amat to resign after it emerged he is to be investigated over his alleged involvement in awarding contracts worth €1.2m to firms involving his son-in-law.

According to reports, the public prosecutor will investigate a complaint lodged by the left-wing Izquierda Unida party in connection with five council contracts awarded to firms featuring his son-in-law, José Zapata Palomares, between 2008 and 2014.

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