Saturday, February 09, 2013 10:52 am
Spain's premier publishes tax returns amid scandal
The Associated Press
The accounts appeared Saturday on Mariano Rajoy's official website and indicate he took a wage cut from (EURO)240,000 ($320,780) while in opposition to (EURO)75,000 ($100,240) as prime minister.
The figures however only go back to 2003, the year Rajoy took over the Popular Party as election candidate.
The scandal emerged after leading newspaper El Pais published a report on Jan. 31 about ledgers it said were from party treasurer Luis Barcenas, stretching back nearly 20 years, showing alleged cash payments to leading party members including Rajoy.