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Legal & Finance news & information for Barcelona province

BBVA ordered to refund mortgage costs to client
Legal & Finance Thu, Jan 5, 2017

BBVA ordered to refund mortgage costs to client

A BANK has been ordered to refund a client the sum of €3,371 which was erroneously charged in full to set up a mortgage. The customer was told to make the payment in 2010 when signing a mortgage contract with...

Banks left red-faced by activist's 500,000-euro public fraud
Legal & Finance Mon, Nov 21, 2011

Banks left red-faced by activist's 500,000-euro public...

AN ACTIVIST who publicly admitted to defrauding various banks by nearly half a million euros and giving the money to charity is facing trial this week. Enric Duran, from Vilanova i la Geltrú (Tarragona) has been...

Legal & Finance Wed, Nov 26, 2008

Six years for torturing innocent arrestee

Three regional police officers were each sentenced to serve six years, seven months behind bars by a judge at Barcelona provincial court yesterday for torturing an innocent Rumanian man arrested by mistake in July 2006....

17 years for torching vagrant
Legal & Finance Tue, Nov 11, 2008

17 years for torching vagrant

Oriol Plana (right) and Ricard Pinilla (left) have each been sentenced to serve 17 years in jail for their part in the murder of a homeless woman, María Rosario EP (50), on 17th December 2005. They have also been...

Legal & Finance Wed, Jul 30, 2008

Two years for Celtic fan for starting pre-match bar brawl

A Celtic fan was jailed for two years yesterday for starting a fight at a bar in Sabadell just hours before his team were due to meet Barcelona at the Nou Camp in last season's Champions League competition. The...

Electric companies fined 21 million euros for Barcelona blackout
Legal & Finance Wed, Jul 9, 2008

Electric companies fined 21 million euros for Barcelona...

The Catalan Economy ministry has proposed fines of eleven and ten million euros respectively for the Red Eléctrica Española and Fecsa-Endesa utility companies for a blackout on July 23rd, 2007 that affected 323,337...

Argentinian model cleared of drug-smuggling charge
Legal & Finance Sat, Apr 5, 2008

Argentinian model cleared of drug-smuggling charge

Argentinian model Jessica Almada, who has spent the last eighteen months behind bars pending trial, has been cleared on charges of drug-smuggling by a judge in Barcelona. Jessica, who turned 20 during her incarceration,...

Legal & Finance Tue, Feb 19, 2008

Eight-month ban for DUI Local Police chief

Mataró Local Police chief Joan Francesc Giménez Cernuda has been banned from driving for eight months, fined €480 euros and ordered to do 21 days' community service after being found guilty of driving under the...

Legal & Finance Mon, Jan 21, 2008

Former PO boss jailed for embezzlement

Jesús BJ, who ran the Correos post office on the calle Ausiàs March in Barcelona between July 2002 and October 2003, was jailed for four and a half years today by a judge at Barcelona provincial court. The defendant...

Jail for husband who refused to split 'Fat One' windfall
Legal & Finance Tue, Dec 11, 2007

Jail for husband who refused to split 'Fat One'...

The Supreme Tribunal upheld a twelve-month jail sentence imposed on a man from Canet de Mar (Barcelona), who refused to split a Christmas lottery windfall with his former wife. Guillermo B separated from his wife,...

Disabled swim champ appeals shared custody ruling
Legal & Finance Fri, Nov 9, 2007

Disabled swim champ appeals shared custody ruling

One of Spain's most successful paralimpians, Joan Carles Castañé, is appealing a ruling by a judge at Gavà (Barcelona) municipal court that lists the international swim star's slight limp - owing to a...

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