“The work of the UCO is despised”

The PSOEappeared as a popular accusation in the Punic caseinsists: Esperanza Aguirre should be put on trial for the alleged box B Madrid PP.

This is indicated by the appeal lodged by the Socialist Party against the decision of the judge of clear the bench of the former president of the Community of Madrid.

Throughout its 112 pages, to which EL ESPAÑOL has had access, the defense of the socialists emphasizes that “reducing” to six the people whom the instructor proposes to judge “it’s throwing away the enormous work” done by both the prosecution and the central operational unit (UCO) of the Civil Guard.

Precisely, the former president of the PP of Madrid was summoned to testify as being the subject of an investigation in Punic due to a statement from the UCO that certain reputation services on line in favor of Esperanza Aguirre would have been provided without a signed contract between the company and the Popular Party or the Community of Madrid.

“That does not explain the car on appeal which (…) the clear criminal clues that prompted the charge disappeared or faded. And he does not because nothing in the subsequent instruction denies or contradicts the said indications; on the contrary, it increases them”, underlines the PSOE in its appeal.

[El PSOE critica que el juez exonere en ‘Púnica’ a un 75% de imputados: “No son rebajas, parecen saldos”]

The investigating judge of Punic casein the resolution with which he ends his investigation, explains that “there has been no evidence that allows us to affirm that [Esperanza Aguirre] was aware of the [hechos investigados]”. Manuel Garcia-CastellonFurthermore, he recalled that the alleged electoral crimes linked to the autonomous campaigns of 2007 and 2011 they would have prescribed.

In its appeal, the PSOE challenges both extremes. “It is obvious that from what has been learned so far, we are before a concerted plan, since Mrs Aguirre’s arrival as president in 2003and the need to proceed to the payment of the extraordinary electoral expenses which had been committed (…) to pay the successive acts, electoral or not”.

For all these reasons, socialists they consider “it is difficult to argue that Esperanza Aguirre did not know what was brewing under his tenure”. And “the same can be said” about who was his successor in power, Ignatius González, also exonerated by Judge García-Castellón. “His position, his pre-eminence and his influence make his participation in events necessary”, replies the PSOE.

“It is not understood, whatever the political position one occupies, that having honorable jobs, the method of payment was not known“, says the resource, which indicates that Aguirre and González should be “fully aware of the news that is published and that it was in their interest as presidents that their institutional image be improved”.

Esperanza Aguirre and Ignacio González, in an image from 2012.

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“It’s irrational to judge otherwise,” they criticize, alluding to one of the grounds given by the judge to exculpate both. “All advertising was approved and controlled from the presidency,” they add.

On the prescription of part of the facts —another of the reasons on which García-Castellón’s order is based—, the PSOE is “surprised” that none of the judges by whose hands the Punic caseThey would have detected from the first moment that the matter did not make sense, because they had arrived late and everything was prescribed”.

He considers, in turn, that it is premature to pronounce at this procedural moment on the limitation period, which must be “assessed on a case-by-case basis” and assess whether these are offenses related to others, this which modifies the interrupt delays.

Moreover, consider that the judge “exceeds his powers when he decided the fate of a large part of the people investigated”, by charging them by order, “while it should have been decided in [la fase de] oral trial before a competent court.

And, as EL ESPAÑOL advanced a few days ago, the Socialists insist to the judge on the need to cite the Popular Party as being the subject of an investigation at the national level. García-Castellón denied. And, now, the socialists rely on the judgment on the play epoch 1 Of the plot Gurtel for ask again that the PP be summoned in this case: What for-profit sharing by the facts until 2010, when the law on party financing was reformed, and as a legal entity examined by the following ones, until 2014.

Similarly, the PSOE opposes the provisional dismissal pronounced by the judge for, among others, the former regional deputy of the PP Lucie Figar. He bases his claim on a report from the Anti-corruption prosecution which “provides proof of knowledge” of the latter on “the method of payment” with which the reputation services were carried out on line at the computer Alejandro de Pedro, the considerate achiever of the Punic.


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