Orihuela Mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, summoned to testify as being investigated for embezzlement on April 29 | Radio Alicante | Present

The Thursday, April 29 The mayor of the town, the popular Emilio Bascuñana, for a crime of embezzlement for receiving a salary as a health consultant for six years without going to work.

The complaint was presented by the Ministry of Health after knowing that the first mayor would have charged more than 202.000 euros as an advisor to the territorial management of this department, between 2007 and 2014, without evidence of his work.

Anticorruption sent the complaint to the Oriolano Deanery and the previous judicial proceedings fell on this court last November when it was appreciated in the investigation alleged irregularities in the performance of his previous job, as established by the Superior Court of Justice of the Valencian Community (TSJCV).

The judge has already taken statement to some witnesses and issued an order in December by which he agrees to direct the case against Bascuñana as a defendant for an alleged crime of embezzlement of public funds.

Various investigative procedures requested by the Prosecutor’s Office in its complaint have also already been carried out, such as testimony of positions of the Autonomous Administration or the submission of official letters to gather information to the Administration itself.