95 people, including 2 former mayors, go on trial for alleged corruption in Spain

MADRID (AP) — Ninety-five defendants, including two former mayors, are packing a court in the southern Spanish city of Malaga for the first day of one of Spain's biggest corruption's trials ever.

The trial that started Monday revolves around alleged real estate fraud in the nearby jet-set resort town Marbella in the mid-1990s.

The alleged mastermind of the fraud scheme, businessman Juan Antonio Roca, is the only defendant who has been jailed while awaiting the trial.

Former town hall officials, lawyers and business representatives are also among the accused.

The trial is expected to last a year.

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