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The wife of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, Begona Gómez, is under investigation, suspected of illegal influence and corruption. Photo: AP / NTB

Of NTB | 24.04.2024 13:31:14

Policy: Begona Gómez is also being investigated for illegal influence, according to a brief announcement from the court.

The investigation was launched on 16 April and is otherwise classified, it is further stated.

The announcement came after the online newspaper El Confidencial linked Begona Gómez to several companies that have received grants and public contracts from her husband’s government.

One of the companies will be Globalia, which, among other things, owns Air Europa.

The airline was threatened with bankruptcy during the corona pandemic, but Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and the Spanish government saved it by injecting just over NOK 5.5 billion.

– On a day like this, after hearing the news, after all, I still have faith in the Spanish judiciary, Sanchez said when he was asked about the investigation of his wife on Wednesday.

(© NTB)

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