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Marbella receives more than eight million euros from 'Malaya case'

Roca during one of the 'Malaya' hearings
Roca during one of the 'Malaya' hearings / SUR
  • This figure is made up of damages owed from the town planning embezzlement scandal, Saqueo, spearheaded by Juan Antonio Roca

Since the 'Malaya case' has been wrapped up, around 14 million euros has been returned to the public coffers, eight of which has gone to Marbella town hall. This figure is made up of damages owed from the town planning embezzlement scandal, Saqueo, spearheaded by Juan Antonio Roca. The further 5,315,236 euros has gone to the tax agency in unpaid IVA and corporation taxes.

Many of Roca's possessions were put up for auction on an online portal and raised just more than five million euros - a "phenomenal success", according to magistrate José Godino. It has been so successful that two others sentenced in the trial have asked for their assets to be sold in the same way in order to pay off their fines.

Meanwhile, investigators continue to examine whether any of the culprits have hidden assets, even if they are abroad, which are allowing them to avoid paying fines or damages. According to sources, magistrates intend to seize and embargo them if found.