The Court of Accounts reactivates the 'procs' case and provides the Prosecutor 10 days to rule | EUROtoday

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The counselor chargeable for the Court of Accounts for the trial for embezzlement in 1-O and bills overseas, Elena Hernandezhas reactivated the case of processesin keeping with sources from the supervisory physique consulted by THE WORLD. Specifically, it has given a interval of 10 days to the prosecutor of the Court of Accounts and the favored prosecution, exercised by the Catalan Civil Society, to current their conclusions earlier than passing sentence on the thirty independentists who allegedly embezzled thousands and thousands of euros within the referendum. unlawful October 1st and within the creation of embassies and the Diplomat.

The settlement between the PSOE and the independentistas is that when the amnesty legislation comes into power, not one of the independentistas must return the cash embezzled by 1-O and the promotion of secession overseas. However, the Court of Accounts continues forward as the brand new forgiveness rules will not be but in power.

Once the response from the Prosecutor's Office and the favored accusation has been obtained, Hernez, counselor on the proposal of the PP, will switch the protection of the independentists to talk out. Hernez has up to now refused to shut the caseregardless of the amnesty legislation, because the defenses of the prosecuted independentists have repeatedly requested.

The State oversight physique makes an attempt to recuperate public cash diverted for unlawful functions. Last November, the attorneys of the 35 independence leaders accused of embezzling as much as 5 million euros pressured the counselor answerable for the case to just accept the amnesty, as soon as the investiture agreements have been reached. Among the accused are the previous president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont, his vp Oriol Junqueras, or the previous councilors Ral Romeva and Jordi Turull.

“It is a lost battle,” stated the previous advisor to the presidency of the Generalitat, Francis Homs, after the listening to held on November 17 on the headquarters of the Court of Auditors. “It is nonsense. It has no basis,” declared Carles Puigdemont's lawyer, for his half. Gonzalo Boye. He even stated that the independentistas have needed to spend some huge cash on this strategy of the Court of Accounts and, with out going as far as to say that it’s a part of the so-called lawfarewarned that “one day we will have to look at it.”

Junts and the PSOE agreed that there could also be “responsibility actions” if the judicial equipment acts with intimidating functions in opposition to separatism, which is what the alleged lawfare.

Both Homs, Boye and different attorneys for the 35 accused pro-independence activists requested Hernez to spare them from persevering with with the trial attributable to procedural financial system. The counselor, for her half, declared herself “aware of the circumstances of all kinds” surrounding the case, however she resisted suspending the trial whereas the amnesty is just not in power.


The prosecutor of the Court of Accounts, Manuel Martín-Granizo, I help Hernez. He admitted that it’s doubtless that, with the approval of the amnesty legislation, it is going to be fruitless to proceed what is going to find yourself stopping all these accused from returning the embezzled public cash. But he supported that, whereas the legislation is being processed, the trial can proceed.

The Public Ministry calls for 3.1 million euros collectively and severally from the 35 defendants after reducing the preliminary estimates of the Court of Auditors itself, which had foreseen an accounting legal responsibility of about 9.5 million euros.

Catalan Civil Society, for its half, is demanding 5 million euros from 11 former Government officers included on the Public Ministry's checklist. The defendants have already offered bail for the trial to keep away from seizures.