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Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon under investigation

Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon under investigation

A judicial watchdog body says Spain's most prominent judge is under investigation over a paid sabbatical he took in the U.S.
The General Council of the Judiciary says it is probing whether Judge Baltasar Garzon failed to tell his superiors that he would be getting paid for teaching and lecturing at New York University in 2005 and 2006 even as he continued to draw his salary for his post in Madrid.
Council spokesman Agustin Zurita said Tuesday investigators have a month to look into the matter and recommend either dropping the case or punishing Garzon. Sanctions could range from a fine or suspension from his job to being expelled outright from the bench.


Updated : 2021-08-02 15:33 GMT+08:00