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Spain: Far-right anti-corruption crusader arrested on extortion charges


I CARE - - News - Internet Centre Anti Racism Europe: 15/4/2016- The head of an obscure far-right organization involved in several high-profile court cases in Spain over recent years has been arrested in Madrid on extortion charges. Miguel Bernad, head of Manos Limpias (Clean Hands) was detained on Friday morning along with Luis Pineda, the president of Ausbanc, a financial consumer association. Both men are thought to have been lodging complaints against a number of individuals, institutions and businesses and then demanding money in return for withdrawing legal action, say judicial sources. The suspects are being investigated for extortion, subsidy fraud, tax crimes, money laundering and criminal association. Police expected to make around 14 arrests in connection with the case; the offices of Ausbanc and Manos Limpias were also searched on Friday morning. Both Bernad and Pineda have been involved in the past with shadowy neo-fascist groups. Bernad set up Manos Limpias in the mid-1980s, ostensibly as a labor union for Spanish public service employees with a mission to root out corruption in the country.

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