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Garzon misreported NYU income

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The International Herald Tribune picks this story today (here). Judge Garzon took a leave for study on 2004 and left for NYU. He was awarded a salary at NYU considerably higher than his usual salary in Spain (which he cashed at the same time because his leave was for study, not for working). 

The story has caught the attention of various media outlets because Baltasar Garzon is investigating regional political bosses  of Spain's Partido Popular for accepting gifts that amounted several times less than his NYU sallary.  Garzon run for Congress in 1993 for Partido Socialista, Partido Popular's long time opponent.

Garzon is internationally famous for the high profile cases he oversees including an attempt to extradite Augusto Pinochet from the UK to judge him in Spain.

In order to host a series of lectures on various subjects hosted by  Garzon, NYU received a gift of €300,000 from Banco Santander. Garon had several cases on his docket against Banco Santander. 

Criminal charges against Garzon had been dropped. He could face disciplinary measures from the relevant disciplinary authority for misreporting his double income.

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 March 2009 11:30 )