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The employee was held inside the main Malaga tax office
The employee was held inside the main Malaga tax office / Ñito Salas

Hacienda inspector arrested over alleged fees for tax avoidance advice

  • The tax office employee was detained along with five others after an investigation lasting several months

The police investigation was labelled 'operacíon Erario'(operation treasury). A Malaga business woman had complained to police last year that a tax official was allegedly asking for money to give advice on how to avoid or evade tax.

On Wednesday this week, the undercover police operation reached its climax when plainclothes officers and the investigating judge discreetly entered Malaga's main Hacienda office, on Avenida Andalucía next to El Corte Inglés, to arrest the employee.

Seven raids were carried out in total and six people were held in total, including at least two lawyers who belong to a 'gestoría' tax advisory that was working with the Hacienda official.