Francisco Camps, the president of the regional government in Valencia and Popular Party member, has been indicted on bribery charges at the High Court in Valencia. Mr. Camps along with other former Valencia government officials will stand trial on charges of receiving gifts, such as expensive suits, from businessmen in return for contracts.
They face fines of up to €40,000. Mr. Camps denies any wrongdoing.
The case stems from a corruption probe that was reopened by the Spanish Supreme Court in May 2010. There are around 70 people, including several other Popular Party members in Valencia and Madrid, who are currently under investigation in connection with the scandal, known as the Gurtel Case. The scandal has already led to the resignation of Luiz Barcenas, the former treasurer of the Popular Party.
The trial is expected to begin in the Autumn.