Marisol Yagüe heads back into the dock

Former Marbella mayor accused of using council construction material to remodel her home

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Marisol Yague going to prison to serve her sentence in the 'Malaya' case Photo EFE

By Oliver McIntyre

Former Marbella mayor Marisol Yagüe, currently in jail for her conviction in the ‘Malaya’ corruption case, now faces a five-year sentence for allegedly using town hall construction material during a remodel of her own home.

The public prosecutor says that in 2004 the then mayor carried out a comprehensive remodel of her home, without the required municipal construction licences, and for part of the work used over €23,000 worth of marble and granite taken from a municipal construction supplies storage facility.

Along with Sra Yagüe, three other people – Marbella’s public works councillor at the time, Vicente Manciles, and two municipal employees – also face five-year prison terms for misappropriation, for allegedly allowing the material to be taken in the knowledge that it was not going to municipal use.

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