14th Jun 2023 @ 9:09 am

The ex-directors of the centres for unaccompanied young migrants in La Santa and Yaiza have been accused of misuse of public funds by Spanish anti-corruption prosecutors.

The  21st Century Social Response Foundation of Lanzarote was in charge of caring for underage migrants who arrive on the island, but is accused of diverting hundreds of thousands of Euros and claiming unjustified expenses.

Some of the expenses claimed include receipts for lottery tickets, cigarettes, beauty treatments, Viagra and Nike trainers.  It also appears that over €500,000 was withdrawn in cash from the charity’s accounts. It is also alleged that directors of the centres paid extortionate amounts to certian businesses, one of which was run by a relative of the sub-director of the centre. 

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