Gerardo Galeote Quecedo

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Gerardo Galeote Quecedo (born January 27, 1957 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a lawyer and former Spanish Member of the European Parliament from 2001-09. He was elected on the People's Party ticket and sat with the European People's Party group.[1]

On July 23, 2004 he was elected Chair of the Committee on Regional Development.

In April 2009, Galeote announced that he would not stand for reelection to the European Parliament in the June 2009 elections. It was believed that following the opening of an investigation by Judge Baltasar Garzón into allegations that Galeote had received more than 600,000 euros and two cars as a result of corrupt dealings involving companies operated by Francisco Correa (es), the Socialist Party would use Galeote as a focus of their electoral campaign against the Partido Popular.[2]

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