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Legal & Finance news & information for Costa Maresme

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...

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...

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,...

Legal & Finance Thu, Oct 25, 2007

Stubborn nudist fined 80 euros

A judge has fined a man who habitually walks about the streets of Barcelona with nothing on, eighty euros for disobeying the orders of a pair of Guardia Urbana officers who asked him to identify himself and put his...

Notorious serial rapist released after just 16 years
Legal & Finance Sat, Sep 22, 2007

Notorious serial rapist released after just 16 years

Despite a last-ditch appeal by the regional prosecution department, José Rodríguez Salvador (48), better known by his nickname 'the Vall d'Hebron rapist' was released from jail today after serving 16 of a...

Legal & Finance Tue, May 8, 2007

Two years in jail for man who hit bus driver

A man who assaulted a bus driver in Barcelona has been sentenced to serve two years behind bars during which time he will be prevented from voting. A judge at Barcelona provincial court also ordered the man to pay legal...

Legal & Finance Thu, Sep 21, 2006

Innocent Moroccan man released after 15 years

Ahmed Tommouhi, a former bricklayer from Morocco, was released from Brians jail last Monday having served 15 years of a 30 year maximum term for four rapes and a robbery he never committed. His release was authorised...

Noisy bar owner jailed for four years
Legal & Finance Thu, Mar 23, 2006

Noisy bar owner jailed for four years

The owner of the El Portet bar in Barcelona's Gracia district has been sentenced to four years in jail for causing so much noise that people living nearby were unable to sleep. It is the severest sentence ever...