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Former mayor fined for wife's building licence

  • José Luis Navas of Sayalonga approved the licence despite unfavourable architects' reports

Former mayor of Sayalonga, José Luis Navas, has been fined 2,160 euros and banned from public office for seven years for granting a building licence to his wife while he was in office from 1995 to 2009.

Despite architects' reports being “unfavourable” for the construction, Navas granted permission in 2002 and the house was built. He resigned over the matter in 2009.