The Jable Case will go to court next week in Gran Canaria, as Lanzarote’s longest and largest corruption case draws to an end.
The Jable Case is the final element of Lanzarote’s largest corruption case, known as the Union Case, and relates to alleged bribes, fraud, falsification of documents and other alleged offences that took place in Arrecife Ayuntamiento over 15 years ago.
Fifteen people are accused, including the ex-Mayor of Arrecife María Isabel Deníz and ex-Cabildo President Dimas Martín, who face prison sentences and fines.
Deniz is accused of receiving gifts, including opera tickets, a Rolex watch and holidays to Kenya and Marrakesh and cash amounting to €80,000 from directors of the Urbaser waste disposal company in return for the award of municipal contracts.
Two directors of Urbaser who are among the accused recently confessed to having bribed officials. They and other companies are also accused of submitting low bids in order to win tendered contracts that were later revised upward with the connivance of officials.
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