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Ábalos admits that his former advisor proposed companies for mask contracts, but defends that it was all legal

Ask not to rush after the arrest of Koldo Garcia and remember that the case of Ayuso's brother was archived.

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Ábalos admits that his former advisor proposed companies for mask contracts, but defends that it was all legal

Ask not to rush after the arrest of Koldo Garcia and remember that the case of Ayuso's brother was archived

MADRID, 21 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The former Minister of Transport, José Luis Ábalos, has acknowledged the participation of his advisor Koldo García Izaguirre in the purchase of masks during the Covid-19 pandemic, "procuring several companies", but has defended that things were done in accordance with the law for himself he "worried a lot."

"He was also looking and looking for several companies," Ábalos said in his speech on the Cuatro program 'Todo es Mentira' in which he participates as a collaborator, when asked about the arrest of his former advisor for alleged commission collection in contracts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The former socialist minister has insisted that during the process he himself was "very concerned" that things were done in accordance with the law and procedures, because "tremendous care had to be taken." But he acknowledges that there were also parts that he "did not consider in the management." "I don't know, I'm going to believe in justice, that everything that needs to be investigated be investigated," he said.

The person who was his advisor, Koldo García, has been arrested by the Civil Guard in an investigation into bites in contracts for anticovid material for the Ministries of Transport and Interior, as well as for autonomous communities (CCAA) such as the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, as reported. to Europa Press sources of the investigation.

This morning, in the corridors of Congress, when asked about the arrest, the socialist deputy said he had no more information than what appeared in the press and has admitted feeling "stunned" and "very disappointed" with García, with whom he says he had lost relationship over the years.

A position that he maintained during his intervention on the television program, where he clarified that his last conversation with Koldo García was approximately two weeks ago and took place by telephone.

When asked about the information published in some media in which they claimed that Moncloa had warned Ábalos of the activities in which García was involved, the former minister has downgraded that information, clarifying that the warnings usually come to all collaborators because "they always There are people who distrust" but in no case were the warnings about these matters.

Ábalos has also stressed that his former advisor, whom he has described as his "personal assistant", "always" showed him "loyalty" and therefore trusted him. Furthermore, he has stressed that if there had been any "important signal" he would have stopped trusting him.

For this reason, he has asked not to rush into the arrest of his former advisor and has recalled as an example the case of the masks of the brother of the president of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, which was archived. "We don't know how it will end, let's not rush," Ábalos warned.