The Supreme Court has already set a date for the start of the review of the convictions for corruption imposed on the former presidents of the Junta de Andalucía Manuel Chaves and José Antonio Griñán for the ERE case. The Criminal Chamber has set for the next May 4 and 5 the public hearing of the appeals presented against the sentence of the Provincial Court of Seville that considered proven that, between the years 2000 and 2009, the then leadership of the Andalusian PSOE concocted a “fraudulent system” endowed with 680 million that, without control, distributed funds to companies in crisis. Griñán was sentenced to six years in prison for embezzlement and prevarication, so the Supreme Court ruling will determine whether he should go to prison.
The ruling of the ERE is one of the most relevant criminal cases, if not the most, pending review by the Supreme Court. And the Criminal Chamber anticipates that it will surely be one of the longest deliberations it will face in 2022. The rapporteur for the Supreme Court ruling will be Judge Eduardo de Porres, who since last October has been studying the appeals filed by the 19 former senior officials of the Board convicted and the response of the Public Ministry. The court will be completed by magistrates Juan Ramón Berdugo (president), Ana María Ferrer, Carmen Lamela and Susana Polo.
The public hearing, whose date has been notified to the parties this Friday, will mark the official start of the review, which is expected to last for months. The Supreme has in his hand, among other decisions, to determine if the former president Griñán committed a crime of embezzlement by giving the go-ahead to the ERE fund when he was the Minister of Economy. In his favor he plays that the high court instructed the case in 2015 and did not appreciate embezzlement, but both the Seville Court and the Prosecutor’s Office consider this crime accredited. Former President Chaves, like former councilors Gaspar Zarrías and Magdalena Álvarez, are risking a sentence of nine years of disqualification for a crime of continued prevarication. The Supreme Prosecutor’s Office has requested that all convictions be confirmed.
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