Former Minister of the Interior and former independent counsel of BFA-Bankia, Miguel Acebes, assured that if Deloitte had informed him of any problems in Bankia's accounts in 2011, however remote, he would have "stopped everything in a dry that are formulated as God commands. "
This is how Acebes has defended during the interrogation by his lawyer during the trial for the Bankia listing in July 2011, which takes place at the National Court of San Fernando de Hanares (Madrid).
"Deloitte never told us anything, if he had made a warning saying that the company was not viable, could anyone think that I was going to take the risk? If I had been minimally told that there was a problem, I stopped everything dry and formulated (the accounts) as God intended, "he assured that he was also chairman of the audit committee of BFA.
Acebes explained that the 2011 accounts, which were presented to the Bank of Spain without an audit, did not have "the slightest indication of concern". In his opinion, if the external auditor had had any objection, he would have notified them in writing of the existence of a qualification, as required by Spanish law.
In fact, the former minister has underlined the fact that shortly after Deloitte reported on its progress in the completion of the audit report, which "only pointed out the existence of relevant aspects needing analysis with management", he would resign Go to the board of directors of Iberdrola.
"Knowing that I was leaving a few days later, that I was not going to be paid as a BFA counselor, how would I risk my personal and professional future? Acebes added, adding that Deloitte only said that he needed planning fundamentally on the valuation of Bankia's participation and the recoverability of deferred tax assets.
Acebes is one of the 34 individuals accused of accounting falsehood and swindling investors by private accusations, since the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office did not include him in his brief, which has only been directed against four ex-directors of the entity: the former president Rodrigo Rato, former Vice President José Luis Olivas, former CEO Francisco Verdú and former Minister José Manuel Fernández Norniella.