Francisco Camps, former regional president and People's ...
Dec 13th, 2011
(Reuters) - Francisco Camps, former regional president and People's Party (Partido Popular) regional president arrives at the Valencia Superior Court on the second day of his trial in Valencia December 13, 2011. Camps is standing trial over corruption and bribery charges in the Gurtel corruption scheme, whereby he and other party members are accused of receiving gifts from businessmen hoping to receive government contracts. REUTERS/Heino Kalis (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW BUSINESS) -
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