The head of the Court of Instruction Number 47 of Madrid, Adolfo Carretero, has issued an order this Tuesday where he summons the general coordinator of the Madrid mayor’s office, Matilde García Duarte, to testify as a witness in the cause of the ball of the masks.
In a car, to which EL MUNDO has had access, the magistrate agrees to carry out the diligence requested by the popular accusations exercised by the Podemos and Mas Madrid political parties, considering that García Duarte’s testimony “is pertinent and useful for the investigation of the cause.”
As reflected in the judicial resolution, the right hand of the mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida was the person who provided the aristocrat Luis Medina with the email to contact the City Council and make offers of medical supplies during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Covid-19.
Carretero will set a date for the statement of the general coordinator of the Madrid Consistory once this body has responded to the request for information made by the court to clarify whether there was a general email in 2020 intended to receive material contribution proposals sanitary. In the event that it exists, it is a generic ‘mail’, the instructor wants the Martínez-Almeida City Council “to specify the specific address, the way in which it was advertised, as well as the emails sent to said address from the emails emails of the investigated Luis Medina and Alberto Luceño”.
The judge seeks to know if there really was an official and standard communication channel to contact the City Council to buy protection material against Covid-19 in March 2020 or if, on the contrary, some preferential treatment could be given to Medina and Luceño, who earned six million euros in commissions with the sale of masks, gloves and tests to detect the coronavirus.
Currently, the Consistory is in person in the case where crimes of aggravated fraud, money laundering and documentary fraud are investigated as a private accusation, considering both the prosecutor Luis Rodríguez Sol and the instructor that his coordinator, the employee Elena Collado, was the main deceived by the commission agents.
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