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Argentinian court says that councillor from Marbella who fled should go to Spain

Carlos Fernández.
Carlos Fernández. / SUR
  • Carlos Fernández claimed in 2017 that the Spanish charges against him had expired

An ex-councillor from Marbella who was wanted in Spain for corruption offences has been told by an Argentinian court that he should be extradited.

Carlos Fernández disappeared in 2006 during the mega Malaya case and related investigations. Turning up again in 2017 with a new wife and children in Argentina, he claimed that the Spanish charges against him had expired.

The new court decision in Argentina can be appealed and Fernández still hopes to avoid being sent back for the one remaining charge that Spain says still stands.