The Popular Party ‘pardons’ Cospedal and does not open a file for his accusation in the ‘Kitchen’

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Cospedal, in an act of the PP years ago

The Committee on Rights and Guarantees of the PP, chaired by Andrea Levy, has agreed not to open an information file on María Dolores de Cospedal, accused in the Kitchen case, because “the alleged conduct does not result from the exercise of a public or representative office.”

The popular have reported on the resolution adopted at the meeting of this party body to analyze the situation of the former secretary general, who, like her husband, Ignacio López del Hierro, have been charged by the judge in the Kitchen case on the espionage of former treasurer Luis Bárcenas in 2013.

Recently, the president of the party, Pablo Casado, refused to speak about the issue amid boos from PP militants against the press for asking the question. Casado defended his refusal in that · “four months ago I said that I was not going to talk about issues that do not correspond to me to assess”

Cospedal and her husband, to court at the end of June

Cospedal and López del Hierro have been charged with alleged crimes of bribery, embezzlement and influence peddling, while they have been summoned to testify on June 29 and 30, respectively.

The Rights and Guarantees Committee understands that it will be the court in charge of the investigation – the magistrate of the National High Court Manuel García Castellón – who must determine whether Cospedal has incurred in a criminal offense or not.

It is based on article 22.1 of the party’s statutes and 19.2, which establish the statute of limitations for alleged offenses committed by an affiliate.

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