“The Albox Town Hall continues to face fines as a result of the mismanagement of the former mayor, Francisco Torrecillas. The dumping of waste illegally, with the aggravating factor of “intentionality”, due to the fact that already in 2018 the maximum representative of the municipality received another sanctioning file for the same reason, has meant now, a fine of 12,000 euros to the Ayuntamiento albojense”, state the new municipal authorities through a press release.
“As Torrecillas has demonstrated over the last few years, with legal proceedings and economic sanctions that have cost the public coffers thousands of euros, on this occasion Torrecillas has been depositing waste in an illegal dump, repeatedly, instead of depositing it in the clean point that the municipality has,” say municipal sources.
“The former mayor of Albox, faithful to his actions outside the law, has caused the municipal coffers to suffer again by facing a new fine which this time amounted to 12,000 euros, a sentence that brought with it the obligation to clean and restore the affected area, as happened with the illegal works of the wadi,” insist from the consistory.
Thanks to the work of the current government team and the negotiations carried out with the competent administration, it has been possible to reduce the amount of the sanction and finally the people of Alboja have only had to pay 7,000 euros. “The law does not exist for Francisco Torrecillas, he does not care if he harms his own people. Every day we come across such matters, sanctions and fines for his mismanagement, outside of the law” defend the members of the current government team.
According to the Guardia Civil complaint, debris has been deposited in a ravine in the municipality, which is considered an illegal dump. After consultation with the Guardia Civil, it is the mayor himself who admits that it was he who “authorised the dumping of this material in the aforementioned place”.
Now, after paying the fine, the town council will have to restore the affected land, remove the waste and transfer it to the authorised landfill, all at the taxpayers’ expense.