If a Malaga judge has his way, Tolox Mayor Juan Vera will spend between one to two years in jail for granting building licences for more than 2,000 homes in the town. Construction was halted but if it had gone ahead the new homes would have tripled the town’s current population of 2,400. The prosecution told a Malaga court that Sr Vera, of the Andalucista Party (PA), has committed as many as 23 urban crimes by allowing construction on rustic land. In his own defence, the mayor said there was no urban plan for him to follow. He said the charges were politically motivated and that the town’s infrastructure could supply water to at least 20,000 people.


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