Yes, Almuñécar ex-Mayor, Juan Carlos Benavides has been acquitted for the umpteenth time. Two years after the case was registered, it was shelved.
Just when it seemed that Juan Carlos was completely home and dry, the Public Prosecutor has dropped a bombshell: he has lodged an appeal against his acquittal.
We don’t appear to have a different headline when it involves a court sentence where ex-Mayor of Almuñécar, Juan Carlos Benavides, is concerned.
One of the nationwide trade unions, the CCOO, has expressed its indignation upon hearing of the acquittal verdict over the A-7 bridge disaster, which occurred in November 2005, causing the loss of six lives. Consequently, the CCOO is studying the possibility of submitting an appeal.
A man has been awarded 24,000 euros in compensation for having to wait nine years for his court case to come up, in which he was acquitted.
You will all remember the great beach brolly rebellion of 2004, when the Mayor, for the first time, banned unattended beach equipment, under threat of being confiscated.