After making it public that the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office has demanded a bail of 891,227 euros from the businessman Luis Medina and the Madrid City Council, for its part, has requested the seizure of his assets for a total amount of 1.1 million euros, the businessman has requested to the judge of the case of the masks that the Consistory is not a private prosecution, since “it has signed and accepted the contracts investigatedand due to this participation throughout the instruction, some type of responsibility could arise” that is not compatible with being harmed.
This is how their lawyers expose it in a reform appeal, to which Efe has had access this Monday, filed before the Court of Instruction number 47 of Madrid against the order of last April 12 in which the magistrate Adolfo Carretero gave by persons in the case to the Madrid City Council as a private accusation y al PSOEMunicipal Socialist Group of the Madrid City Council and Partido Podemos as popular action.
Medina’s defense recalls that the Consistory signed three contracts with a Malaysian company to acquire masks, gloves and rapid Covid tests, emphasizing that regarding the first “there was no problem since they were all received, they were of the quality they expected and He even stated that the price seemed cheapas the same type of masks were on the market at 40 euros at that time”.
He thus cites the statement he made before the prosecutor Elena Collado, general coordinator of Budgets and Human Resources of the City Council. Regarding the gloves, she specifies that “indeed they arrived, but they were not of the quality that was expected (40 mm) and contacted Mr. Luceño -the other investigated in the case- to solve the problem, proceeding in a few hours to return the amount of 4,025,000 euros“. “The matter was concluded, and the City Council was satisfied with the solution, so now they can’t come to complain about something they took for granted and for which they did not file any type of claim,” says the letter.
Regarding the tests, it specifies that one of the batches I had no reagent but that liquid had already reached them and there is no evidence that they did not work because there is no claim in this regard. “Based on what has been reported, it cannot be accepted that the Madrid City Council be a private prosecution in a matter where you have agreed to the contracts under investigationsigning them and at no time revoking or denouncing them, having been satisfied with what he has obtained from them,” concludes Luis Medina’s defense.
And it highlights that the Consistory is one of the signing parties of the investigated businesses, “and in the event that the proceedings show that there has been any irregularity, the responsibility could fall on said Institutionso it is not the right procedural moment to appear in person or have as a private accusation, a party that, due to its participation in the contracts, may end up being investigated”.
Source: LA INFORMACIÓN – Lo último by www.lainformacion.com.
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