Graft claims go to prosecutors

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A LEADING Spanish newspaper yesterday said it has given prosecutors documents it obtained that allegedly show under-the-table payments to leading members of the governing Popular Party, including prime minister Mariano Rajoy.

El Pais last week published what it called the “secret papers” of former party treasurer Luis Barcenas, with copies of alleged records showing names and amounts received. The money was allegedly paid by businesses, many in the construction sector.

The scandal has particularly angered the public because Mr Rajoy is demanding huge sacrifices from Spaniards as the country battles recession.