One of the key suspects in the Union corruption case, Luis Lleó, has submitted a confession to the court.

After several appeals and legal attempts to derail the trial, Lleó submitted the confession in an attempt to avoid a public hearing in which recordings of him attempting to bribe another businessman would be played.

After several other accused in the Union case were sentenced, and Lleó’s attempts to have the trial abandoned were rejected, Lleó clearly saw the end of the line, and has requested a settlement, saying he would “face up to the financial liabilities.” Lleó is accused of having attempted to bribe Cabildo councillor Carlos Espino to unblock construction on the Costa Roja project in Playa Blanca.