The Supreme Court has summoned the deputy of the PP Alberto Casero on June 20 as investigated so that he can give a voluntary statement, without the need to make the request, about the irregular awards of five public contracts when he was mayor of Trujillo (Cáceres). Casero is the deputy who, with his mistake, allowed the bizarre approval of the Government's labor reform in Congress in which the PP voted against.
Legal sources have reported that the instructor of the procedure Andrés Palomo has summoned him at 11:30 a.m. under article 118 bis of the Criminal Procedure Law, which allows him to avoid processing the request to Congress or the Senate.
The circumstance occurs that on the last occasions in which the Supreme Court has offered the possibility of voluntarily appearing to deputies or senators, they have rejected it, as was the case of the deputies of United We Can Diego Cañamero and Alberto Rodríguez or the then deputy by JxCat Laura Borrás.
The Supreme Court, as it has done on previous occasions with parliamentarians, gives Casero the option to declare what he deems appropriate for his defense on the open case for allegedly awarding up to five contracts by hand, without files and skipping the public contract law in Trujillo .
In the event that he avoids his appearance, the instructor must either agree to file the case or request the Courts of the request to be able to summon Casero as investigated.
At the end of March, the Criminal Chamber issued an order in which it agreed to open the case according to the reasoned statement raised by the Court of First Instance and Instruction number 2 of Trujillo (Cáceres) for an alleged crime of prevarication, if Well, the Prosecutor's Office also sees signs of embezzlement.
The High Court indicated that the facts could constitute a crime, in an assessment that it considered necessarily very provisional due to the procedural moment in which the matter is found.
The Trujillo court opened preliminary proceedings by virtue of a complaint from the Prosecutor's Office regarding certain contracts, agreements or agreements entered into by Alberto Casero, in his capacity as mayor of Trujillo, in 2017 and 2018, with third parties.
It will be the Supreme that has to elucidate now if Casero, as mayor of Trujillo (2011-2019), awarded up to five finger contracts, without files and skipping the law of public contracts, contracts that ended up being prosecuted for defaults by the consistory, as reported the judge's brief, which supports the Supreme Court prosecutor's office.