“How tidy they work. It’s nice to see them.” That’s how he answers Elena Colladothe Madrid City Council official in charge of buying masks, to Alberto Lucenoone of the commission agents investigated by charge a commission of 6 million dollars for this operation, to a series of videos that he sent him to show that the order was underway. Some images in which you can see avSeveral Asian workers in mask factories and rapid covid-19 tests that the Madrid council bought in March 2020 from a Malaysian company of which the businessman and his partner, louis medinathey said to be “exclusive agents”.
The Madrid City Council, through the Madrid Funeral and Cemetery Services Company, signed three contracts with Medina, son of the late Duke of Feria and Naty Abascal, and his friend so that Lenothe Malaysian merchant, will supply one million KN95 masks; two and a half million nitrile gloves; and 250,000 quick tests for the amount of 11.9 million dollars (about 10.9 million euros). Since then, the partner in charge of closing the details of the business was Luceño, who maintained continuous conversations whatsapp with the person in charge of municipal Purchasing, Elena Collado, according to the summary of the case.
Thus, after verifying that the City Council that directs Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida sent all the documents related to the signed contract, Luceño began to send videos of “people from the test factory”. It was in this context that on March 28, the businessman began to show Elena Collado photos and videos in which workers from mask factories appear to demonstrate that everything was going according to plan. In one of these images, to which La Información has had access, eight employees appear singing and holding a sheet of paper that can be read: “Come on Spain. The Chinese people encourage Spain.”
The sending of files continued the following days, highlighting on March 30, 2020, the day on which the businessman sent Collado another five videos, where more employees appear producing and packaging masks and covid-19 tests. “Hello. How nice, and how tidy they work. Nice to see you”replied the municipal official. That same day, after closing some details about the price of nitrile gloves, Luceño sent another six-minute video with the comment “for today that you are more pufffff. It’s a brake you see the 6 min. Kisses” (sic).
In it, Luceño performs a reflection of the difficult moment that is being experienced due to the coronavirus pandemic: “During this time I am learning that sometimes life is not always fun (…) there are people who, at this time or in others, have lived through wars, have lived through post-wars, have lived through plague, have lived through hunger, have experienced earthquakes. Then now it’s our turn. We are not better or more special. Now we are in a very difficult situationyou see the number of people who are dying every day”.
Source: LA INFORMACIÓN – Lo último by www.lainformacion.com.
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