The National Court processes the former president of the Diputación de León for the Punic case



Marcos Martínez

The former president of the Deputation of León, Marcos Martínez, during his testimony at the trial for the crime of the president of the Diputación de León, Isabel Carrasco. EFE

National Court Judge Eloy Velasco has prosecuted five people investigated for business of the Púnica plot in León, including the former president of the Deputation of León Marcos Martínez, the mayor of Puebla de Lillo (León), Pedro Vicente Sánchez, and the Alleged “getter” Alejandro de Pedro.

In addition to these three, the judge has issued a transformation order in abbreviated procedure (equivalent to prosecution), for the former mayor of Cartagena (Murcia), José Antonio Alonso Conesa and for the exinterventor of the Diputación de León, Manuel Jesús López Sánchez, as well as for the online reputation companies of De Pedro: Eico and Madiva.

Martínez, who spent a month and a half in prison when the Punic case broke out, was put in the hands of De Pedro y Conesa “in matters of political advice, digital reputation and agreement in the award of various public contracts linked to the ski resort of San Isidro (Léon), as well as other advertising that were exclusively remunerative of their services, “explains the car.

In turn, De Pedro “lent to transfer notorious and influential people of the Popular Party” as the general secretary María Dolores de Cospedal or the ex-Secretary General Carlos Floriano the information provided by Martínez “on the support he enjoyed in the party in León, with the goal “to consolidate as president of the PP in that province.

Velasco, who gives 10 days to the Prosecutor’s Office and the popular accusation to present his indictments, has adopted this decision on the grounds that there are reasonable indications that these five people could commit crimes of fraud, influence peddling , negotiations prohibited to public officials , bribery, disclosure of confidential information, continued prevarication and embezzlement of public funds.

Of all the investigation on León, the judge has deduced that Alonso Conesa and De Pedro, through EICO and Madiva, “carried out works of reputation on the Internet for authorities and elected officials that generated a debt in their favor that was later paid for by those charges for irregular procedures. “

According to the judge, “this way of proceeding not only allowed them to obtain a direct financial gain , but also access to a relationship of trust with public authorities that gave them access to a network of contacts that would facilitate access to public contracts for themselves or for third parties. “

Thus, in order to consolidate his position, Marcos Martinez, who agreed to the Presidency of the Deputation of León after the murder of Isabel Carrasco, went to the services of De Pedro and the advice of Conesa.

Digital reputation

For this, they made “use of the network of digital newspapers that already existed in the stage of the previous president of the Provincial Council, through which projected a favorable image of the head of the Presidency.”

To this the judge adds the existence of “a mutual interest” in various public contracts linked to the ski resort of San Isidro consisting of the improvement and exploitation of the ski slopes and for the management of El Rebeco and Pico Agujas coffee shops.

On the one hand, Martinez could present this investment project as an achievement in the face of the elections, and, on the other, De Pedro and Conesa obtained the retribution that this meant for their companies.

In this operation to promote the ski resort, the mayor of Puebla de Lillo , Pedro Vicente Sánchez, and the Comptroller of the Diputación, Jesús Manuel López, also participated.

Velasco indicates that the proper procedure for awarding all these services would have been the calling of a public procurement procedure or making use of the press office available to the Diputación, “even more so when the service relationship has not been episodic but goes back to the period “in which Carrasco presided