By Euro Weekly News Media • 06 May 2011 • 11:54
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MARBELLA Mayor Angeles Muñoz fears the town may not be able to recover the millions owed following a ruling against nine people, including the four children of former mayor Jesus Gil. This followed news that a court sentenced the Gil’s children to pay back more than €105 million to the town.
Between 1994 and 1999 Jesus Gil was deemed responsible for ‘causing losses’ to Marbella Town Hall estimated at €66.5 million to the town hall.
His death does not relieve him of the civil or financial responsibility derived from his position as mayor, which instead is passed on to his children, since they accepted his inheritance, and therefore his obligations.
Gil’s four children, Jesus, Miguel Angel, Fernando and Maria Angeles will now have to pay the €66.5 million plus €39.2 million in interest.
The sentence is in response to a lawsuit brought against them by the Public Prosecutor in November 2005 in which the town hall, with Angeles Muñoz as mayor, became involved three years later.
Also sentenced were: former deputy mayor, Pedro Roman, who will have to pay €66m, former councillors, Marisa Alcala (€7.4m), Rafael Gonzalez (€92.9m) and Antonio Luque (€15.5m), and former Mayor Julian Muñoz, sentenced to pay €15.5m.
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