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The State Attorney General, Alvaro Garca Ortiz, met yesterday with the dean of the Illustrious College of Lawyers of Madrid (ICAM), Eugenio Ribn and with the president of the General Council of Spanish Lawyers, Victoria Ortega. The assembly was held on the request of García Ortiz and occurred at 11 a.m. on the headquarters of the Public Ministry. Ribón attended in particular person and Ortega linked telematically as he was exterior of Madrid. The provincial chief prosecutor of Madrid additionally attended the identical Pilar Rodriguez.

The goal of that assembly was to clean over variations and attempt to put out the hearth brought on by the revelation of the key conversations held between the lawyer of Isabel Díaz Ayuso's associate, the lawyer Carlos Neiraand the Madrid prosecutor accountable for the case Julin Salto. The day earlier than, the dean of ICAM had contacted the provincial prosecutor of Madrid, Pilar Rodríguez Fernández, to indicate her his disagreement with the observe issued by her division which revealed the small print of the conversations a few doable compliance for 2 crimes of tax fraud dedicated by the businessman Alberto González Amador.

According to sources acquainted with the phrases underneath which the assembly occurred, in the course of the assembly the legal professional normal proposed that Ribón and Ortega signal a joint assertion that included and valued the basic rules that govern the actions of the Public Ministry and the Lawyer. However, the dean of ICAM refused to signal any joint assertion given the seriousness of what occurred. The thesis defended by the ICAM, whose Governing Board meets subsequent Monday, is that this isn’t the time for joint statements however slightly for “clarifying responsibilities” since “the secrecy of communications is non-negotiable” and the “sacred right of defense “.

From the ICAM they disassociate their actions from the truth that the case impacts the associate of the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, and demand that the precise of protection and respect for the confidentiality of the conversations held between attorneys are at stake. and tax. That is, a primary pillar in a rule of regulation.

Declaration of rejection and condemnation

After that assembly, the General Council of Spanish Lawyers made public an institutional assertion the place it acknowledged that “the dissemination of the specific content of communications, in this case emails, exchanged between the Public Prosecutor's Office and the defense of an investigated person represents a clear violation of the guarantee of confidentiality in communications between the parties that this Plenary rejects and condemns”.

Likewise, this establishment emphasised that “such extremes are the subject of investigation to determine their authorship and initiate criminal or disciplinary actions against whoever corresponds” and added that the Prosecutor's Office “in no case may exceed the powers” attributed to it by the Organic Statute of the Public Prosecutor's Office to disclose secret knowledge. In addition, the General Council of Spanish Lawyers, added the Public Ministry, should respect “the protocol of conformities” signed between this establishment and the Public Prosecutor's Office, to stop “revealing data that may harm the position of the person under investigation in the process.” “.

As this newspaper reported yesterday, last Thursday the attorney general gave direct instructions to the senior prosecutor of the Community of Madrid, Almudena Lastrato send to the media from his press office the note with the chronology of the private conversations held between Alberto González's lawyer and the prosecutor in the Julin Salto case.

This episode has generated deep concern within both the Lawyers and the Public Ministry. Fiscal sources warn of the “reputational injury” that this type of maneuver is causing in the institution to “favor the Government.” The Association of Prosecutors, the bulk within the race, requested once more this Friday for the resignation of García Ortiz.