The person investigated for the ‘mask case’ wants to avoid the embargo by all means because “the insolvency situation does not exist.” The popular accusations ask the judge to summon the cousin of the mayor of Madrid for alleged influence peddling
Luis Medina is not willing to allow the seizure of his assets on a provisional basis to face the civil bail for the ‘mask case’. The son of the former Duke of Feria and Nati Abascal has made available to the court the inheritance that corresponds to him from his grandmother, Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, who died in 2013, to cover the nearly 900,000 euros that they claim. This is stated in a letter to which this newspaper has had access, in which the defense of the person investigated for four crimes has argued that “the situation of insolvency does not exist.”
«As the court knows very well, in the month of December 2021, my client obtained a judgment in his favor in the Court of First Instance number 12 of Seville as heir to the deceased Mrs. María Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, where the amount to be receiving far exceeds the amount seized, so their hereditary rights will cover the well-deserved bail, and that is made available to the court to carry out the seizure, ”collects the letter, which overlooks a no less important fact: the sentence is appealed before the Provincial Court of Seville, which is the one that will have the last word. In the first instance, the justice determined that Luis Medina would be entitled to 4.1 million euros, the same as his brother Rafael. The Foundation that watches over the legacy of the Duchy of Medinaceli, created by María Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, prepares its defense with documents proving that the children of the Duchess already received their share of the inheritance in life.
This is how the order with which the magistrate accused Medina of the crime of raising assets has been appealed, after he emptied the account where he charged the commission -close to one million euros- with different investments and purchases until he kept 247 euros. In this sense, as indicated in the document, the patrimonial dispositions made “are not the result of his having wanted to make his assets disappear or hide to frustrate the payment of creditors, since he does not have them.”
“The amounts obtained from the sale of the bonds -two items of 200,000 euros each- have been used for the expenses of their daily lives,” the document explains, where it is added: “There is no spirit or intention to harm creditors, simply because Luis Medina did not have them and before the issuance of the seizure orders there was no debt, nor credit right for which my principal had to respond, so the provisions made were not made with fraudulent intent.
This same Monday, in his statement of just half an hour before the judge, Medina justified that the prosecutor “never” told him that he was prohibited from having that money or that it was criminal when he appeared in the proceedings opened by Anti-Corruption. “I have no intention of defrauding and I do not have a single euro abroad,” he defended this Monday.
the mayor’s cousin
In parallel, the popular accusation that represents Podemos in the ‘mask case’ has asked Judge Adolfo Carretero to declare the cousin of the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, under investigation, after yesterday Medina stated that he contacted with the Madrid City Council through the lawyer Carlos Martínez-Almeida to sell medical supplies, which was “a necessary condition for the looting of the municipal coffers.”
In a letter, the popular accusation requests his imputation and that María Díaz de la Cebosa, the university professor who gave Medina the contact of the relative of the mayor of Madrid, testify as a witness. Likewise, he also demands the declaration of two directors of the Deutsche Bank entity where the investigated party made the commission’s income for “facilitating” the contact of the consistory with his partner Alberto Luceño.
The state co-spokesperson for Podemos and deputy in the Madrid Assembly, Alejandra Jacinto, has stressed that Nati Abascal’s youngest son obtained “an economic benefit of almost one million euros simply by getting this contact”, adding that the intermediation of this relative It has been “a necessary condition to produce this looting of the municipal coffers.”
«Without the connivance of the mayor and the environment of a close relative this scam would not have occurred. The only victim is the citizens of Madrid and not the mayor, no matter how hard he tries to say it,” he said on Tuesday.
For this reason, he requests the imputation of Almeida’s relative, since his conduct could “indictorily” be included in the typical facts described in article 429 of the Penal Code, that of influence peddling. On the other hand, the popular accusation that represents Más Madrid has requested that Carlos Martínez-Almeida be summoned as a witness.
Following these requests, the mayor of Madrid on Tuesday fiercely defended the general coordinator of Budgets and Human Resources of the Madrid City Council, Elena Collado, who was guided when drawing up the health material contract in the pandemic by the “quality of the material” and the “speed” with which it would arrive in the capital.
«It guaranteed (the contract) the quality material and that it would be in Madrid in 20 days. These were the two circumstances that were taken into account. There were a million masks in Madrid. From here my total and absolute support for the negotiation of Elena Collado, who was convinced that it was the best offer », the Madrid councilor expressed during his intervention in an extraordinary plenary session to address the ‘Masks case’.
He has described Collado as “an admirable worker, extraordinary person and professional, who worked tirelessly” and recalled that the regulatory framework for the negotiation of that contract “was set by the Government, which allowed emergency hiring.” “We decided to make an agreement with the Funeral Services company to streamline a mechanism for access to these purchases, and that the municipal groups have proof. They were all approved by the Funeral Home », she explained below.
In response to requests for the resignation of both Collado and the Treasury and Personnel delegate, Engracia Hidalgo, by Luis Cueto, from Recupera Madrid, Almeida was blunt in stating that “before Elena Collado and Engracia Hidalgo leave this City Hall» he would leave.
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