The State Attorney General's Office has filed a new lawsuit against the Franco family in which it claims another 564 assets from the Pazo de Meirás, after the descendants of the dictator requested the Court of First Instance number 1 of A Coruña to withdraw all the assets deposited in the property that were not claimed by the State at the time.
The lawsuit has been delivered in the courts of Madrid because the rule establishes that, in matters of movable property, the judicial bodies corresponding to the domicile of the defendant, in this case the Franco family, are competent.
The State claims ownership of 564 assets that were not included in the original claim, in which it obtained ownership of the manor itself and, in execution of the sentence, of nearly fifty assets, which the court considered attached to the property.
The 564 movable assets in this lawsuit are grouped into three categories: national heritage assets, Spanish documentary heritage assets and assets that are in the public domain due to their use of the Pazo de Meirás as the official residence of the head of state and, in addition, They are part of the Spanish historical heritage due to their historical and artistic interest linked to the figure of Emilia Pardo Bazán.
Sources from the State Attorney's Office clarify that they were not expressly included in the previous lawsuit "because of the Franco's refusal to access the property, which prevented knowing the assets located inside." "The execution of the sentence and the access to the Pazo allow to know those goods and to inventory them", add these same sources.
The lawsuit includes a precautionary measure that the assets remain within the Pazo and in the Administration's deposit until the court resolves who owns the property.