The former mayor of Torrevieja, Pedro Ángel Hernández Mateo, must enter prison on the 31st of July, to serve his prison sentence for crimes of forgery and breach of trust in the award in 2004 of the contract for the collection of municipal solid waste in the town.
Having duly appeared at the courts in Valencia on Wednesday, where he was allowed to choose the prison he would attend, the court has now issued the date from which his prison term will begin.
Despite previous fears over his health, upon entering the courts he himself dismissed those suggestions, answering reporters who asked about his well being with the term “perfectamente”. Upon leaving the courts he evaded questions from the press.
The current mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolón, when asked about his opinion in the case considering he was one of the signatories who called for his clemency, he simply remarked that the matter is now “closed”.
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