The Senate gives the mayoress of Marbella 15 days to render an account of her assets
The Senate has given the mayoress of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz (PP), 15 days to make “the clarifications and documentation that she deems appropriate” in the investigation that the Upper House has opened to elucidate the legality of her assets. Last November, the councilor updated her declaration of assets as a senator weeks after her husband, Lars Gunnar Broberg, was prosecuted for money laundering and her stepson, Joakim Broberg, was identified as the leader of a marijuana and hashish sales network in a National Court investigation. The president of the Senate’s Incompatibilities Commission, Julia Liberal, urges Muñoz, according to the documentation to which EL PAÍS has had access, to render an account “either summoning her to an appearance” before said body “or to send a letter in the within 15 business days from the receipt” of the official letter that he sent this Wednesday to the leader of the PP.
The institution opened an investigation in February, requested since December by the PSOE, to verify whether the mayoress of Marbella had violated the Code of Conduct of the Cortes Generales by not declaring all her assets at the beginning of the legislature. The opening of these investigations in the Upper House is unprecedented and is motivated by the updating of Muñoz’s statement of assets in the Senate. The councilor reported that she had gone from owning 50% of three companies —as it appears in her declaration of assets of November 27, 2019— to 100% of all of them: Parcela Hacienda Property S. L., Atraque Hacienda Property S. L. and Nave Industrial Hacienda Property S. L. He also did the same with a house in Sweden acquired in 2005 that has become completely his. In her previous report, she indicated that she only owned half of the property. What does not vary in the declaration of assets and income of the senator are the 84,621 euros of her salary and another 3,250 euros of monthly income for the rental of a house in Madrid, a local in Marbella and a vacation property in Benahavís (Málaga ).
The Committee on Incompatibilities of the Senate also resolved, in its session on February 23, as it appears in the letter sent to the councilor of Marbella, to request a report from the Office of Conflicts of Interest in accordance with the provisions of article 9 of the Code of Conduct of the Cortes Generales on offenses and sanctions. The couple and the stepson of the Marbella councilor were arrested in August 2021 in the framework of a macro-operation against marijuana and hashish trafficking, in which a total of 71 people were arrested and which the National Police and Civil Guard announced as an important swedish narco coup Judge Manuel García-Castellón prosecuted the Brobergs for their involvement in the plot and, at the end of January, the Criminal Chamber of the National Court confirmed the prosecution of the stepson of the PP senator and ratified the evidence against her husband in three laundering operations valued at 6.3 million euros, although the Prosecutor’s Office has given up filing charges against the Broberg patriarch, 79, for his poor health.
The PP maintains its support for Muñoz unchanged, who has the endorsement of the national leadership of Alberto Núñez Feijóo and the president of Andalusia, Juan Manuel Moreno. The PP baron confirmed her in December as a candidate for re-election in the Malaga city of 135,000 inhabitants. Moreno then stated that the senator “is alien” to the causes related to her husband and her stepson and stressed that there was “no type of investigation” against her. The general coordinator of the PP, Elías Bendodo, has also come out in defense of the mayoress. “She is not investigated in any judicial process,” he said. The PSOE criticizes that Feijóo and Moreno “wrapped” her in mid-February in a party act and reproaches the president of the PP for “endorsing” the candidacy of the councilor for the municipal elections on May 28.