Gürtel corruption case

Gürtel mastermind to return €22m Swiss fortune in bid to reduce sentence

Francisco Correa, head of an extensive bribes-for-contracts scheme in Spain, faces years of trials

CRIME

Guadalajara killer to uncle after murdering entire family: “You’re next”

EL PAÍS reconstructs the quadruple crime by Patrick Nogueira, a 20-year-old described as a psychopath

TAX CRIMES

Ex-IMF chief evaded €6.8 million, says Spanish Tax Agency

Report finds former politician Rodrigo Rato used a network of companies to avoid paying dues

SPAIN'S LEGAL SYSTEM

Stolen, lost, trashed: what can happen when Spanish courts seize your assets

It can take years for an innocent third party to get belongings returned, if at all

GÜRTEL CORRUPTION CASE

Corruption ringleader admits paying bribes, passing funds to Popular Party

Businessman at center of Gürtel probe, Francisco Correa, gives details of how his companies operated

VENEZUELA

Report: Chavista officials may be involved in money laundering scandal

Excerpt from Sepblac report on Banco Madrid accounts points to million-dollar commissions for high-ranking members of Venezuelan government

SPAIN'S REGIONS

Spain’s regions spent €1.6 billion on ‘foreign policy’ during worst of crisis

Audit Office report criticizes lack of controls over international aid spending

ORGANIZED CRIME

Luxury-restaurant owner held in Barcelona financial crimes raid

Armenian-born Arman Mayilyan, who runs the exclusive Yubari, detained with 11 others on money laundering charges

CORRUPTION

Disgraced Spanish banker secretly led life of luxury

Mario Conde was hiding a yacht and numerous properties from authorities, while claiming that he had no money to pay compensation over Banesto debacle

CORRUPTION

Graft case suspect cites “widespread corruption” in Madrid suburb

Builder investigated in Púnica probe says he bought land in Valdemoro and had the mayor rezone it

AUSBANC SCANDAL

Leader of Manos Limpias union wants to withdraw all court cases

Move would have direct effect on legal action against the Spanish king’s sister, Cristina

Ausbanc scandal

Under-suspicion consumer group Ausbanc paid judges for lectures

Magistrates received €800 to €1,500, and some of them oversaw lawsuits pressed by the association

BANESTO SCANDAL

Lawyer for ex-banker Mario Conde claims money came from father-in-law

Representative for disgraced former Banesto chief does admit to advising on capital increases of companies

BANESTO SCANDAL

Ex-banker Mario Conde arrested for transferring ill-gotten gains

Another seven people have been detained in operation, including one of his children

HOUSING

Madrid sale of public housing to vulture fund was illegal, report finds

Regional comptroller sees irregularities in Blackstone’s purchase of 1,860 homes in 2013

OPERATION PÚNICA

Madrid water company was used in Púnica graft case, inquiry shows

Court papers indicate that Canal de Isabel II funded work to improve image of ex-premier

Corruption raid

Civil Guard raids Chinese bank ICBC’s Madrid HQ in huge laundering probe

Bank director arrested in operation, which is being supervised by the Anti-Corruption Attorney’s Office

OPERATION PÚNICA

Civil Guard raids Madrid Popular Party HQ for illegal financing proof

Investigators also enter homes of an ex-regional party manager and a businessman

CORRUPTION

Major political corruption raid in Valencia nets 24 arrests

All suspects have ties to the Popular Party, which governed in the region from 1995-2015

POLICE ABUSE

Civil Guard anti-corruption crusader busted for forcing his way into brothel

Sergeant has been suspended for five days without pay over an incident dating back to 2012

CINEMA

Spanish courts probing suspected multi-million film subsidies fraud

Culture Ministry report says theaters falsified ticket sales to allow movies to receive funds

Diplomatic scandal

London embassy worker charged with misappropriating over €83,000

Spain’s Audit Court investigates claim that suspect used funds to make personal purchases

CORRUPTION

Police search properties of Catalan ex-premier Pujol and three of his sons

Raid is related to money-laundering and fraud investigation into eldest son of the family

CORRUPTION

Second CDC party treasurer arrested over 3% scandal in Catalonia

Daniel Osàcar, ex-moneyman for premier Mas’s party, already facing trial over earlier case Judge denies bail to detained current treasurer Andreu Viloca

CORRUPTION

Catalan premier says he is “big game target” in wake of arrests

Treasurer of Artur Mas’s CDC party arrested on Wednesday in ongoing graft probe Seven business figures also in investigation into alleged payment of illegal commissions

PUBLIC SPENDING

Madrid blew €105 million on failed “City of Justice” project

Documents show misspending on complex intended to house capital’s legal infrastructure

CORRUPTION

Púnica ringleaders hid €11 million in Switzerland and Singapore

Ex-Madrid official and friend thought to have charged commissions to award contracts