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First it was his wife, now the brother of the Spanish Prime Minister is under investigation

An investigation has been launched into the brother of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez for alleged embezzlement of public funds.

The court in Badajoz, in the western region of Extremadura, will investigate David Sánchez’s alleged crimes, including embezzlement, crimes against the public administration and the treasury, misuse of public funds and influence peddling.

It was opened after a complaint by Clean Hands, an activist group with ties to the far right, which also secured a case against Begoña Gómez, the wife of the socialist prime minister. In April, Sánchez withdrew from public duties for five days over a case he called politically motivated.

Pedro Sánchez's Socialist Party said the cases against his brother and Begoña Gomez were

Pedro Sánchez’s Socialist Party said the cases against his brother and Begoña Gomez were “mudslinging”

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The complaint against David Sánchez was based on media reports that he received a public salary of €55,000 as a