Spain cracks down on 'network of corruption'
October 28 , 2014
Fifty-one people, including bureaucrats and businessmen, have been arrested on Monday, October 27, in Spain in an anti-corruption probe, according to media reports.
The arrests come a day after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy sought to downplay the extent of corruption in Spain, saying a “few small incidents” did not reflect the entire country.
Those arrested, include senior members of Rajoy’s own People’s party.
The graft involves a network of government officials, companies and middlemen, and contracts worth around €250 million, the anti-corruption prosecutor said.