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Jorge Rodríguez, investigated for corruption, resigns as President of the Council of Valencia

The socialist politician, arrested on Wednesday in operation Farmhouse, wants to keep the mayor of Ontinyent

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Jorge Rodríguez, investigated for corruption, resigns as President of the Council of Valencia
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  • Arrested socialist president of Diputación de Valencia, Jorge Rodríguez, for corruption
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The President of Provincial Council of Valencia, socialist Jorge Rodríguez, will resign his post five days after he was arrested and n released with charges for his alleged involvement in operation Farmhouse against corruption with five or People.

Rodriguez is investigated in a case declared secret on possible crimes of embezzlement and prevarication in hiring of high positions in Divalterra, company dependent of deputation, formerly called Imelsa, and around which weigh or scandals of Corruption during governance stage of PP.

Rodríguez is scheduled for a public appearance this noon, where, according to sources of his entourage, will announce that he leaves presidency of Provincial Corporation and his act as a provincial deputy but wants to stay as mayor of Ontinyent, a municipality of The province of Valencia with about 36,000 inhabitants.

The still president of Provincial Corporation ceased all his organic positions in cupola of Valencian Socialist Federation after an emergency meeting of executive of party last Wednesday night, which withdrew his confidence. Rodríguez was spokesman and Secretary of communication of PSPV-PSOE.

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