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Spain's Prime Minister May Have Received 'Black Money' For Years

NPR | Feb. 1, 2013 4:17 p.m.

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Lauren Frayer

The Spanish newspaper El Pais has published excerpts of accounting logs that allegedly belonged to the former treasurer of Spain’s ruling party. Luis Barcenas is accused of handing out envelopes stuffed with cash at party headquarters for years. His notebooks reveal payments to most top Spanish politicians — including Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who was a deputy party secretary at the time. If the documents are authentic, they are evidence that Rajoy received “black money” for years. The ruling party has denied all charges.

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