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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...

Liechtenstein claims Artur Mas 'linked to Pujol corruption'
Legal & Finance Wed, Oct 1, 2014

Liechtenstein claims Artur Mas 'linked to Pujol...

AUTHORITIES in Liechtenstein claim Catalunya's regional president may be linked to the multi-million money-laundering and corruption racket centred on his predecessor Jordi Pujol and family. Investigators – via...

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 Mon, Jan 5, 2009

€128k for Citroen driver whose airbag failed

The Spanish Supreme Tribunal has upheld the ruling passed in 2002 by a judge at Girona provincial court and ordered Citroen Hispania SA to pay €128,000 euros in compensation to the driver of a ZX for the permanent...

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...

Convicted French murderer seized in Salou
Legal & Finance Wed, Nov 5, 2008

Convicted French murderer seized in Salou

One of France's most wanted criminals was arrested in Salou last Saturday. Emile F (56) had been on the run since his conviction in 2004 for a kidnapping and murder committed in August 1995 in Jouy en Josas, near...

Royal photo burners acquitted
Legal & Finance Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Royal photo burners acquitted

High Court judge, José María Vázquez Honrubia, was forced to acquit sixteen Catalan Republican protesters yesterday who burned photos of King Juan Carlos I in Girona on September 22nd last year after prosecutors...

Bogus plastic surgeon facing prompt extradition
Legal & Finance Wed, Aug 20, 2008

Bogus plastic surgeon facing prompt extradition

Michel Maure, a 49-year-old French doctor convicted of mutilating 96 female plastic surgery patients arrested by Catalan regional police at an address in Empuriabrava (Girona) during the early hours of yesterday morning...

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