Ex-Valencia president arrested

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GRAF3995. MADRID, 18/12/2017.- El exministro Eduardo Zaplana a su llegada esta mañana a la Audiencia Nacional donde está citado a declarar como testigo ante el juez que investiga la caja B del PP en relación con unos pinchazos del caso Lezo sobre presuntos pagos de comisiones al Partido Popular. EFE/Javier Lizón

FORMER Partido Popular (PP) president of the Valencia region, Eduardo Zaplana, has been arrested on corruption charges.

Sr Zaplana, who was also mayor of Benidorm before becoming the minister for employment, is accused of stashing €10.5 million in tax havens – gained from illegally charging companies which received public contracts.

Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

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