According to Reuters, a Spanish newspaper unearthed the transfer of payments from business donors to accounts for the prime minister and other People's Party leaders that were not properly disclosed or recorded. The handwritten accounts — characterized as unofficial bookkeeping records in Reuters — listed donations mostly from builders. The report is a substantial hit to Mr. Rajoy’s credibility at a time of growing fiscal crisis and high jobless rates, Reuters says.
Party leaders deny any wrongdoing.
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