José Antonio Griñán, former president of the Junta de Andalucía sentenced to six years in prison for the commission of a crime of embezzlement in the case of the ERE, will finally not enter jail today since the Provincial Court of Seville has not received the report coroner requested to determine the state of health of the ex-politician, who has requested the suspension of the execution of his sentence due to suffering from prostate cancer.
This has been indicated by judicial sources to EFE, who have indicated that the magistrates will not decide on the future of José Antonio Griñán until they have a report from the Institute of Legal Medicine, where a doctor must decide whether the treatment prescribed for the patient is compatible or not with his stay in prison.
On the contrary, the rest of the five exalted charges sentenced for the same cause will have to spend the night in prison after the expiration of the voluntary admission period given by Justice. Let us remember that the former Minister of Finance, Carmen Martínez Aguado, was the first to serve her sentence when she entered the Alcalá de Guadaíra women's prison in Seville last Wednesday.
"Implicitly", the Court, in the response given to Griñán last Friday after reporting on the disease he suffers, reports that it will not make any decision until a forensic doctor reports on the patient's state of health, for which he can submit it to various medical tests. The objective is to find out if the former president can receive with the same guarantees the same treatment that he is now receiving in prisons, or if, on the contrary, as his lawyer, José María Calero, defends, it is an unfeasible option.
The defense maintains that his client's entry into prison "would increase the risk of failure of the treatment initiated, would make it difficult for specialists in oncology to control them and could reduce their life expectancy."