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Legal & Finance news & information for Gran Canaria

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...

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State prosecutors have withdrawn charges of exalting terrorism against a man accused of wearing a Bin Laden T-shirt and walking around Telde (Gran Canaria) on the day of the 11-M Madrid train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

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...

Legal & Finance Thu, Mar 4, 2004

Rape suspect denies knowing victim

The young man accused of raping an underage girl denied knowing her and pleaded his innocence before Las Palmas Provincial Court yesterday. The alleged attack, which took place on the 14th January 1999, was committed on...

Legal & Finance Wed, Dec 17, 2003

Pardon refused for Lanzarote president

The Ministry for Justice has informed the Las Palmas Provincial Court of its decision to deny a pardon to the president of Lanzarote Council, Dimas Martín. The leader of the Lanzarote Independent Party will now have to...

Legal & Finance Tue, Dec 9, 2003

British woman jailed 10 years after being sentenced

A 31 year old British woman, Ruth Jones, was imprisoned last night in Salto del Negro jail in Gran Canaria, 10 years after being sentenced to serve 12 years for drug trafficking and smuggling offences committed in 1994....

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