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Legal & Finance news & information for Canary Islands

Soldiers help search for serial rapist clues
Legal & Finance Wed, Oct 22, 2008

Soldiers help search for serial rapist clues

The Spanish army is helping police scour a stretch of the north coast of Gran Canaria between Arucas and El Rincón in search for evidence against the alleged serial rapist, Miguel Ángel MR (47), who has so far been...

Legal & Finance Wed, Apr 30, 2008

Five years for trying to push wife off cliff

Cristo Roberto Quesada Avero, who tried to push his wife off a cliff in Guía (Gran Canaria) in 2004 has had his jail sentence reduced from six to five years by the Supreme Tribunal after an appeal against the original...

11-M Bin Laden T-shirt man cleared
Legal & Finance Thu, Nov 8, 2007

11-M Bin Laden T-shirt man cleared

State prosecutors have withdrawn charges of exalting terrorism against a man accused of wearing a Bin Laden T-shirt and walking around Telde (Gran Canaria) on the day of the 11-M Madrid train station bombings shouting...

Prostitute killers face 14 year sentences
Legal & Finance Tue, Oct 26, 2004

Prostitute killers face 14 year sentences

Almost eleven years have passed since the dismembered remains of a prostitute were found in a rubbish container near Las Palmas port. The four men on trial for her murder face sentences of up to 14 years each if...

Legal & Finance Mon, Aug 23, 2004

Ukranian volleyball star´s husband to appeal against...

Jaouad Hafdí is going to appeal against an already lenient three and a half year sentence passed down by a judge in Tenerife after being found guilty of stabbing his wife, Ukranian volleyball star Yuliya Svistina,...

Franco plaque removed from Military Government building
Legal & Finance Wed, Jun 30, 2004

Franco plaque removed from Military Government building

A plaque commemorating the start of Franco´s coup has been removed from the Military Government building in Las Palmas (photo, to the right of the front door) for "cleaning," although it is not yet known...

Legal & Finance Wed, Jun 9, 2004

Fifteen years for killing his father

The prosecution team is calling for a sentence of fifteen years for 23 year old Manuel González from Las Palmas´ Lasso district who is accused of murdering his father after an argument on the 23rd June 2003. The...

Pardonned British drug smuggler set free
Legal & Finance Tue, May 11, 2004

Pardonned British drug smuggler set free

The British woman, Ruth Jones, who was pardonned last Friday by the Council of Ministers, left Salto del Negro provincial jail yesterday having completed six months of an eight year sentence for drug trafficking. Upon...

Legal & Finance Sun, Apr 4, 2004

Vecindario will have two courts next autumn

Vecindario will have at least two courts after the summer following an agreement reached between the regional Canary Islands government and the mayors of Tirajana and Aüimes. The courts will deal with both criminal and...

Legal & Finance Wed, Mar 10, 2004

Child rapist gets thirteen and a half years

Las Palmas Provincial Court sentenced 26 year old Carmelo Alejandro Alonso Moreno to thirteen and a half years in jail after he was found guilty of raping an underage girl on waste ground in Arucas. The jury took into...