Embezzlement

Demonstrators block a highway during a general strike in Borrassa, near Girona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. A general strike in Catalonia was muted Wednesday, but pro-independence protesters blocked roads and stopped trains in Spain's northeastern region to protest the jailing of ousted Catalan government officials and secessionist activists. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
November 09, 2017 - 6:44 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Catalonia (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The European Union has conceded that developments in Catalonia could have a negative impact on Spain's economy. In its half-yearly forecasts, the European Commission said the risk exists that "future...
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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont pauses while addressing Catalan mayors who travelled to Brussels to take part in an event in support of the ousted Catalan government in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Puigdemont is fighting extradition to Spain, where other members of the ousted Cabinet have been sent to jail while awaiting the results of a probe for allegedly weaving a strategy to secede from Spain. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
November 07, 2017 - 2:10 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Catalonia's ousted leader vowed Tuesday to prolong the fight for independence from Spain and urged the European Union to speak out over the jailing of Catalan officials in a rebellion case. Carles Puigdemont's comments came at a campaign-style rally in Belgium's capital attended by...
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Visitors from Catalonia and some Warsaw residents hold a protest in support of Catalan separatists in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 04, 2017 - 4:56 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the crisis over regional lawmakers in Catalonia voting to declare independence from Spain (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Several thousand people marched in Spain's Basque Country to protest the Spanish government's takeover of Catalonia's affairs to impede the region's...
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Sacked Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont looks on after a press conference in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is calling for avoiding violence and says dialogue is a priority during his first address on Belgian soil. Puigdemont on Tuesday recapped the issues which led him to leave for Belgium the previous day, but did not immediately say in his statement what he would do in Brussels or whether he would seek asylum. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
November 03, 2017 - 5:07 pm
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge issued an international arrest warrant on Friday for former members of the Catalan Cabinet who were last seen in Brussels, including the ousted separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, who said he was prepared to run for his old job even while battling extradition in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 file photo, ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont smiles after a press conference in Brussels. Puigdemont says he is ready to run for re-election in December and would be prepared to run his campaign from Belgium, where he is in hiding. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
November 03, 2017 - 3:24 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A Spanish judge has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four aides who have been last seen in Brussels. National Court investigating judge Carmen Lamela...
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Demonstrators gather outside the Catalonian Parliament to protest against the decision of a judge to jail ex-members of the Catalan government, in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. A Spanish judge has ordered nine ex-members of the government in Catalonia jailed while they are investigated on possible charges of sedition, rebellion and embezzlement. Banners translate as 'Freedom for Political Prisoners'. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 02, 2017 - 3:50 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The spokeswoman for the Catalan republican left party ERC has reacted to a judge's decision to jail politicians, including ERC militant and ousted Vice President Oriol Junqueras, by calling on "democrats"...
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People hold up signs reading in Catalan 'not in my name - Long live Spain' as sacked Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont arrives for a press conference in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Puigdemont arrived in Brussels on Monday, the same day that Spanish prosecutors announced they were seeking rebellion, sedition and embezzlement charges against deposed Catalan officials, including the ex-regional leader. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
October 31, 2017 - 6:56 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 11:55 p.m. A person close to the ousted Catalan government says separatist leader Carles Puigdemont remains in Brussels, where he and fellow fired officials on Tuesday presented their secessionist movement as...
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Sacked Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont arrives for a press conference in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Puigdemont arrived in Brussels on Monday, the same day that Spanish prosecutors announced they were seeking rebellion, sedition and embezzlement charges against deposed Catalan officials, including the ex-regional leader. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
October 31, 2017 - 7:48 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Catalonia's ousted regional president will give a news conference in Brussels on Tuesday, European officials said, as speculation mounted that he might seek political asylum in Belgium and try to avoid possible prosecution in Spain for declaring Catalan independence. Carles...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday Oct. 26, 2017, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont makes a statement at the Palau Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain. According to the office of a Catalan member of the European Parliament, it is confirmed Monday Oct. 30, 2017, that ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has arrived in Brussels.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, FILE)
October 30, 2017 - 4:51 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain moved Monday to put Catalonia's secessionist leaders on trial for alleged crimes that carry maximum sentences of decades in prison, and some of the ousted government figures went to the Belgian capital, where an official said they might be able to request asylum. As...
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A Catalonia independence supporter wearing the Estelada flag stamped on his t-shirt claims against the Spanish State ahead the Catalan government's Generalitat building in Barcelona, Spain, Monday Oct. 30, 2017. Spain's state prosecutor said Monday that he would seek charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement against members of Catalonia's ousted secessionist government, pushing the crisis over the region's independence declaration into an uncertain new phase. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Arroyo)
October 30, 2017 - 3:34 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The office of a Catalan member of the European Parliament has confirmed that ousted President Carles Puigdemont has arrived in Brussels. After a day of rumors, Umberto Gambini, the head of office...
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