Antonio Fernández de Mazarambroz got wind
that internal affairs were investigating his little sideline, and
promptly filed a complaint alleging that some of his staff had been
fiddling the accounts.
However, on investigations, Madrid discovered that it was Antonio who had been slipping the Congolese.
Several other members of staff are under investigation for helping him. Mr. Antonio had been in Kinshana since May 2012.Although he was fired in January, officially he’s “resigned with immediate effect”, notes El Mundo, who pointed out that he’s allowed to keep his pension and his honour. Also, the Ministry didn’t announce the scandal until El Mundo started sniffing about,
although it seems it was an open joke in Kinshana, and several other EU
embassies in the city had privately complained to Madrid about his
Thing is, this crook had a track record of this sort of thing which
had been hushed up. In 1987, he was removed from his post as Consulate
General of Nador without reason or explanation given – El Mundo says
that “off the record” he’d “exceeded his duties”, most probably to do
with arranging express transit through Spanish customs of shipments
arriving at the port.
He’d also been reprimanded for having an affair with the wife of a Spanish military official.