The European Public Prosecutor's Office will investigate several contracts of the Government of Isabel Díaz Ayuso for a possible crime of fraud after a complaint by United We Can regarding the company Vin Dore 24K, dedicated to the manufacture of wine with gold dust, and Aire Global Media, a related company to Formula 1 events, which received millionaire contracts for the sale of medical supplies.
The public ministry has opened investigation proceedings for a possible crime of fraud and/or fraud, as a result of a complaint for the award of allegedly irregular contracts granted by the Government of Isabel Díaz Ayuso during the pandemic to two companies that were not dedicated to the sector healthcare: Air Global Media SL and Vin Doré 24K.
United We Can in the Madrid Assembly presented new documentation of contracts worth more than 20 million euros signed by the Community of Madrid through the emergency route for the purchase of medical supplies during the pandemic with two companies that had no previous experience in this business.
In this case, they focus on the company Vin Dore 24K, dedicated to the manufacture of wine with gold dust, and Aire Global Media, a company linked to Formula 1 events, which received millionaire contracts for the sale of medical supplies.
The purple formation also asks for clarification of the terms in which the Government of Isabel Díaz Ayuso hired Óscar Leyva Ciudad - "linked to the PP for decades - as the organizer of the flights by which the Community of Madrid would have transported the material publicly funded health care.
According to the opening order to which La Vanguardia has had access, the aforementioned contracts "would have been financed with funds from the European Union."
Regarding the Vin Dore 24K contract, the complaint states that during 2020 it received five contracts processed through the emergency procedure for a combined amount of 13,094,000 euros and another one in 2021 for a value of 4,450,000 euros for the supply of antigen self-diagnosis tests.
For the Prosecutor's Office, these data could imply, "if proven, an artificial increase in the price that could have caused damage to European funds."
Regarding Air Global Media SL, the complaints maintain that the Community of Madrid awarded this company, whose activity consisted of producing radio content related to Formula 1 competitions for mobile phones, four contracts during the year 2020 for the supply of material processed through the emergency procedure for a combined amount of 10,060,500 euros.
Its corporate purpose did not include the supply of sanitary material when the following awards were made, but, according to the complaint, after receiving the last of them, the company expanded its corporate purpose to include it.
For United We Can, it is suspicious that this company has not deposited its accounts for the year 2020 in the Mercantile Registry "despite the fact that all commercial companies have this obligation (it did do so from its constitution in 2015 to 2019) despite the fact that its turnover multiplied by 47”.
In its opening letter, the Prosecutor's Office explains that, according to the complaint, this company could have been a mere "instrument to receive emergency supply contracts related to covid."
"This operation could be aimed at hiding the distribution of million-dollar commission payments. This could have meant a concealment of an artificial increase in the price of medical supplies," the Prosecutor's Office collects based on the complaint.