These are two houses, a storage room and a parking lot that he owns with his wife
MADRID, 16 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The judge of the so-called "Mediator case" -in which a plot allegedly led by the now former PSOE deputy Juan Bernardo Fuentes is being investigated, who would have dedicated himself to collecting bribes in exchange for political favors- has prohibited the investigated General of the Guard Civil Francisco Espinosa dispose of a battery of real estate.
In an order, to which Europa Press has had access, the head of the Investigating Court Number 4 of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has explained that "the necessary assumptions exist that justify the adoption of the precautionary measure" because of the "multiple police and procedures carried out" give rise to "plenty of evidence of the participation of the investigated general" in the plot under investigation.
Specifically, Judge Ángeles Lorenzo-Cáceres has prohibited Espinosa from having several properties that he owns with his wife: three in Seville and one in Huelva. It is about two urban houses, a storage room and a parking lot.
The head of the court has explained that the measure is intended to serve for eventual pecuniary liability. "All this without forgetting that we are in a procedure that is still in the investigation phase, with the practice of proceedings and new lines of investigation aimed at detecting possible criminally reprehensible irregularities in the field of public procurement, from which it can be deduced that the The requested measure (...) is presented as opportune, accurate and fully in accordance with the law", he has affected.
This decision, which has had the favorable report of the Prosecutor's Office, takes place after the judge agreed at the beginning of the month to keep the general in prison to "guarantee access to certain means of evidence that could be harmed" if his decision were approved. put in Liberty.
This is the latest move in what is now known as the 'Mediator case', where the alleged existence of a network headed by the general, former socialist deputy Juan Bernardo Fuentes Curbelo, alias 'Tito Berni', his nephew Taishet Fuentes Gutiérrez and the Canarian businessman Antonio Navarro Tacoronte who would have dedicated himself to collecting bribes in exchange for political favors.
The plot would be made up of a criminal organization "formed mainly by three pillars and a clear link between all those investigated." It would have "a perfectly structured and defined hierarchy, with a clear division of functions and dedicated to the commission of crimes related to corruption such as bribery and influence peddling."
According to the investigators, the group pursued "an obvious lucrative purpose by obtaining economic enrichment as well as different personal benefits as a result of illegal actions."