Spain Supreme Court judge resigns over beach trips

first_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family MADRID (AP) – The chief justice of Spain’s Supreme Court has resigned amid allegations he billed the government for dozens of private trips to seaside resorts.Carlos Divar, 70, announced his resignation Thursday at a meeting of a 20-member judicial oversight board of which he is also the chairman.A board official who attended said Divar denied any wrongdoing, and said was stepping down after a month of headline-grabbing pressure to avert further damage to the image of Spain’s judicial branch. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debatescenter_img The complaint was filed by another member of the oversight board. It asserted Divar filed for reimbursement for trips to resorts like Marbella when they were personal in nature. Divar says they were work-related.The board official said the body’s practice is that judges don’t need to justify their travel expenses.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Patients with chronic pain give advice 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Top Stories last_img

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