The death of the former president of the Palau de la Música Fèlix Millet, this Thursday, at the age of 87, does not imply the extinction of the civil liability established by the sentence in the Palau case, which amounts to almost 26 million euros, of which recovered 13.3 million, as reported this Friday by the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC). Consequently, the embargo on Millet's assets is maintained and the tenth section of the Barcelona Court will continue with the process of selling properties such as the L'Ametlla del Vallès farm where Millet and his family lived, valued at more than 1.9 million euros, or a painting valued at more than 200,000 euros.
As part of the execution of the judgment in the Palau case, and with the aim of advancing in the recovery of the capital of the injured parties, the Court of Barcelona agreed on Tuesday to appoint a judicial administrator to liquidate the company Bonoima, SL, of the who are shareholders of the Millet Vallès family. This was requested by both the public prosecution and the private prosecutions, considering that there is "a clear conflict of interest" in the current administrator, Laila Millet - one of the daughters of Fèlix Millet -, since her shares are seized, like the rest of their relatives.
The Bonoima company, inactive, owns 13 properties, duly seized and recorded, whose sale will proceed in the company's liquidation process, details the TSJC. The court also recalls that Catalan civil law establishes that the heirs, if they accept the inheritance, and it cannot be done partially but in its entirety, will be responsible with their own assets for the debts of the person who leaves them the inheritance.
In the order in which the appointment of a judicial administrator for the liquidation of the real estate of the Bonoima company is agreed, the Court of Barcelona indicates that it is necessary that "it be carried out with haste", taking into account that the amount that must be Fèlix Millet "is very high", and the figure is 18,437,742 euros.
The tenth section of the Barcelona Court judged the Palau case in 2018 and in the sentence, which became final in 2020, when the Supreme Court decided so. Fèlix Millet was sentenced to nine years and eight months in prison for embezzlement and misappropriation in competition with falsification of commercial documents, influence peddling, false accounting, money laundering and crime against the Treasury.
The court imposed a fine of 4,120,540.17 euros on Millet and sentenced him to pay, jointly and severally with his right-hand man, Jordi Montull, 3,537,290,81 euros to the Consorci del Palau de la Música Catalana. Also together with Montull, the sentence forced him to pay 6,294,063,44 euros to the Catalan Orfeó Private Foundation-Palau de la Música Catalana and another 6,129,714,01 euros to the Catalan Orfeó Association.