The Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) has scheduled for next April the trial of the considered architects of the process, Josep Maria Jové and Lluís Salvadó and the Minister of Culture, Natàlia Garriga. In a document notified this Tuesday, the Chamber plans to begin the trial on April 10 and extend it in 21 sessions until May 29, dates on which the amnesty law from which the victims will benefit is expected to be in force. accused in this case.
On November 8, the lawyers of the accused met with the TSJC to look at agendas and find a time to hold the trial, aware that perhaps in the month of April the amnesty law will be in force, but subject to the obligation to move forward with a case that has been going on since 2017 and that was separated from the first open procedure against the process that motivated the searches - and the subsequent protests - at the headquarters of the Department of Economy on September 20, 2017.
In the event that the amnesty law is not in force, the trial would be held and it would be later that Jové, Salvadó and Garriga would be subject to the measure of criminal oblivion. Josep Maria Jové is currently the president of the ERC group in the Parliament and was number two in Economy when the 1-O referendum was held. Lluís Salvadó was the Secretary of the Treasury and is currently the president of the port of Barcelona. Both are considered the architects of the State structures of the future independent Catalan state. The prosecution requests for both seven years in prison and six and a half years for the crimes of disobedience, prevarication and aggravated embezzlement and a disqualification of 32 and 27 years respectively. Councilor Natàlia Garriga is accused of disobedience which does not carry prison sentences, but does carry a year of disqualification and a fine of 18,000 euros.