Spain: Bail set for jailed former ruling party finance chief who allegedly ran slush fund

January 20, 2015 12:30 PM

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Spain: Bail set for jailed former ruling party finance chief who allegedly ran slush fund

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2013 file photo, former Popular Party treasurer Luis Barcenas arrives to the anti-corruption prosecuting office in Madrid. Bail has been set for a former ruling party finance chief jailed since 2013 amid accusations he ran a slush fund that benefited top party officials, including Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. A National Court statement said Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 that judges set bail for Luis Barcenas at euro 200,000 ($232,000) after previously denying his requests because he had been considered a flight risk. Barcenas has said he made regular payoffs to Popular Party officials including Rajoy. The prime minister and the party deny his claims. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File) (The Associated Press)

MADRID – Spanish judges have set bail for a former ruling party finance chief jailed since 2013 amid accusations he ran a slush fund that benefited top party officials, including Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

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