Spain: Prime minister’s wife summoned to court over corruption allegations

Source: Politico

“A Madrid court on Tuesday summoned Begoña Gomez, who is married to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, as part of a corruption probe — breathing new life into a saga that almost drove Sanchez to resign. The summons for July 5 is in relation to ‘the alleged offenses of corruption in the private sector and influence peddling,’ the court said. Her business ties and government connections have been under scrutiny since an obscure anti-graft nongovernmental organizatoin with links to the far right filed a legal complaint against her, leading a judge to launch a preliminary investigation in April. But in May, the Civil Guard — which was charged with investigating Gómez’s alleged crimes — said it had not found any evidence of influence peddling. Spain’s government was quick to denounce the new investigation.” (06/04/24)