The magistrate of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court Eduardo de Porres has cited the deputy as investigated Laura Borràs for the next one July 22. The magistrate instructs a case investigating the award of several contracts of the Institution of Catalan Literature (ILC) at the stage when Borràs was its director. The subpoena comes after the judge received authorization from Congress to investigate the deputy.
The Supreme Court has agreed in May to send the petition of the petition to the Congress of Deputies to continue the criminal procedure against Borràs, who opened a case last December for alleged crimes of prevarication, fraud to the Administration, embezzlement of public flows and documentary falsehood at the stage when Borràs was director of the ILC.
The Second Chamber of the Supreme Court opened on December 17 the case to the deputy Borràs to investigate the indications of various crimes appreciated by the Investigating Court number 9 of Barcelona, which submitted a reasoned statement to the Supreme Court.
According to the investigation of the Barcelona Court, which is included in the reasoned statement by Judge Eduardo de Porres addressed to Congress, there are rational indications that during the years 2013 to 2017, the ILC awarded 18 minor contracts for the total amount of 259.863 euros, directly or indirectly through companies, to Isaías Herrero, with whom Borràs, then director of the Institute, had a friendly relationship. Borràs and Herrero would have acted in common agreement through the illegal division of these contracts and the falsification of the budgets presented in each of the files, simulating the participation of independent third parties.