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Former Nerja administration 'surprised' by accusations of mismanagement

  • Concerns were raised over the alleged non-charging of taxes to a number of local and regional organisations

The former Partido Popular (PP) administration at Nerja town hall, led by ex-mayor José Alberto Armijo, has expressed its "surprise" over investigations into mismanagement when the party was in power in the town. The investigations, which are being led by a court in Malaga, originate from a formal complaint made by the current coalition administration led by mayor, Rosa Arrabal (PSOE) last November in which concerns were raised over the alleged non-charging of taxes to a number of local and regional organisations. According to the current administration, religious groups and schools, as well as the Junta de Andalucía, appear not to have been charged taxes during the 2011-2015 period when Armijo was mayor. It is also questioning the theft of documents from the town hall in March 2016 as well as the clearing of computer files after Armijo's party lost the June 2015 local elections. The PP has reacted by saying that Arrabal and her team are worried about a "likely vote of no confidence."