The retired general Francisco Espinosa Navas, one of the main investigators of the corruption case known as Mediador and the only one who is currently in provisional prison, pocketed more than 200,000 euros in four years, as stated in his diaries in what his money A and his money B pointed to and that the police found during the search of his address on February 14.
In the summary to which La Vanguardia has had access, Espinosa had 120,000 euros listed on the papers as an initial balance in 2017, while in 2021 he accumulated 337,000 euros. According to the investigators, this amount cannot have accumulated solely with his salary as an official of the Civil Guard and taking into account ordinary expenses.
In a report drawn up by Internal Affairs of the Civil Guard, the agents point out that in recent years, when their work with the organization intensified, the payment in their current account of their ordinary expenses decreased.
While in 2019 Espinosa took out 14,300 euros in cash for consumption expenses and receipt payments, in 2022 this amount was reduced to 3,400 euros. These expenses gradually decreased in the intervening years. According to the report, "a significant decrease in usual daily expenditure has been detected, which can be explained by the use of capital in cash, as highlighted by the finding of 61,110 euros the origin of which he presumes to be unknown”.
The investigators accept the version of the mediator of the organization, the also investigated Marco Antonio Navarro, who maintained in police headquarters that Espinosa was a "beneficiary" in the same way as the former socialist deputy Juan Bernardo Fuentes Curbelo, alias Tito Berni, of amounts paid by employers in exchange for management of the Canary Islands public administration.
According to the mediator, "the influences of the general and the deputy were not disinterested, but paid for with parties or income, always paid by the employer".
Precisely, Navarro Taraconte continues to point out outside the investigation other politicians with whom he would have maintained a relationship. Yesterday he pointed out that the president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín (PSOE), collected a commission for contracts awarded from the Sports area and assured that the two have met to talk about "tripijocs".