Former mayor of Marbella, Marisol Yagüe, must now spend two years behind bars as well as return 10,729 euros to the town hall after being found guilty of using granite, marble and other materials stored in a municipal warehouse to refurbish her own home in 2004, while she was mayor of the town.
Yagüe has been convicted alongside Luis Ángel Maté and Elías del Pozo, a town hall employee and the head of operating services, respectively, for the embezzlement of public goods, while then Works councillor, Vicente Manciles, has been acquitted.
Yagüe contacted Maté in 2004, asking him to design a new vehicular access to her home, according to the sentence handed down. In the knowledge that the town hall stored the items that were needed for the project, the pair then got in touch with Del Pozo who assisted with the removal of the required items.
The former mayor is currently in prison on a five-and-a-half-year sentence handed down in the high-profile Malaya corruption case.