It takes under consideration the “seriousness and transcendence” of the info “from the social and political standpoint” The head of the Public Ministry explains that the necessities established within the regulation are met for this Special Prosecutor’s Office to imagine the case Prosecutor sources point out that additionally it is a matter of inside coherence
The State Attorney General, Álvaro García Ortiz, has commissioned Anticorruption to tackle the case of the alleged “large-scale” vote-buying plot in Melilla as a result of “its seriousness and significance from the social and political standpoint, given the declare to change the free manifestation of the favored will” within the municipal and regional elections subsequent Sunday.
This is acknowledged in a decree signed on Thursday, to which Europa Press has had entry, the place the top of the Public Ministry explains that the necessities established within the regulation are met for this Special Prosecutor’s Office to imagine the case.
Tax sources point out that additionally it is a query of inside coherence because the case of Mojácar (Almería) is within the arms of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor. In Melilla, since this delegated determine didn’t exist, it was the atypical Prosecutor’s Office who had entered the case.
García Ortiz states that, “assuming the info are a manifestation of delinquency or organized crime, bearing in mind its seriousness and significance from the social and political standpoint, given the declare to change the free expression of the favored will, in addition to bearing in mind Due to the complexity of the investigations to be carried out, it’s estimated that the assumptions that permit the attribution of jurisdiction for the dispatch of the matter to mentioned Special Prosecutor’s Office concur.”
The decree particulars that the investigations carried out thus far by the National Police -which have led to the opening of a judicial investigation in Melilla- “have revealed the existence of a large-scale vote-buying operation, by the that between 100 and 50 euros had been paid to a big variety of residents, altering the legally established mechanics of voting by mail”.
It specifies that “this legal operation started on April 4, following the publication within the BOE of the electoral name, and it will have been carried out, in accordance with the investigations carried out, by numerous people associated to or associated to the political celebration Coalición por Melilla”.
A “cross construction”
“These people would kind an organized construction, with prior and concerted planning, and the acquisition of votes would even be financed with a part of the funds obtained by corporations and people associated to the political celebration indicated in public tenders, agreements, contracts and subsidies which might be awarded over the last legislature within the autonomous metropolis”, he signifies.
All this, factors out the decree of the lawyer common, may represent electoral crimes but in addition embezzlement, prevarication, bribery and documentary falsification.
It must be remembered that for these occasions the National Police have arrested and launched some 9 people concerned on this alleged vote-buying plot for 28-M. Those arrested could be linked to the Coalition for Melilla, the bulk celebration of the native authorities.