Friday, February 10, 2012

How to get rid of corruption

This week the Spanish Supreme Court convicted judge Baltazar Garzón with 11 years of disqualification.

He is a kind of mediatic judge here, who prosecuted some very controversial cases; like the case against Augusto Pinochet and the Argentinean and Chilean dictatorships, or cases against Franco’s crimes during the dictatorship.

For many Spanish he is a hero.

The sentence was concerning a major political case of corruption of which he was in charge. Apparently, he illegally ordered wire-tapping, to gather information against the corruption plot, recording the conversation between prisoners and their lawyers.

You can see some detailed information about him, and the case here.

Ironically, he was the only person actually convicted of all the corruption cases that are on the news nowadays in Spain.

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