A judge has been barred from office for 15 years after being found guilty of abusing her authority in the handling of a case involving a shuttered Madrid nightclub.
The Madrid regional High Court also condemned María del Coro Cillán García de Iturrospe to a fine of 15 euros a day for 18 months. Among other things, she was found guilty of placing a “close friend” at the helm of Moma 56, a nightclub she previously closed down at the request of one of the owners. This friend was made judicial administrator and given a monthly salary of 2,500 euros.
Coro Cillán had already made headline news for attempting to reopen the case of the March 11, 2004 train bombings in Madrid, after all the suspects had already been processed in a huge court trial.