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Argentinian court decides that former Marbella councillor can be returned to Spain for trial

Carlos Fernández leaves court on Thursday.
Carlos Fernández leaves court on Thursday. / MAXIMILIANO HUYEMA, DIARIO DE CUYO
  • Carlos Fernández was told yesterday that a court in Argentina has allowed him to be extradited

Carlos Fernández, the former Marbella councillor wanted in Spain in connection with the Malaya corruption scandal and other charges, was told yesterday that a court in Argentina has allowed him to be extradited.

Fernández fled Spain in June 2006 as the wide-reaching corruption scandal was breaking and evaded detection and arrest until September this year.

The Spanish authorities had asked for extradition on six charges, however in the end the Argentinian judge only considered one linked to another corruption case at Marbella town hall called Saqueo 2. He said the other charges had expired.

The decision can be appealed.