Cifuentes now finds an appointment on the defense of the master's degree on his agenda
The defense of Cristina Cifuentes has provided in the trial against the former president of the Community of Madrid an expert opinion of the scheduled events that she had while she was a Government delegate in 2012 and that contains a saved appointment on July 2, 2012 at 3:45 p.m. with the name "Master URJC", according to the report accessed by elDiario.es. He has also presented an academic certificate that verifies that he passed the subjects of the postgraduate course he took. July 2 was the date on which Cifuentes's alibi was based when the master's case exploded: it is the day that appeared in the minutes initially provided by the URJC to ensure that the Final Work had been defended on that date. of Master (TFM).
It is the first time since the case broke out that Cifuentes has provided that document, despite the fact that she has had that agenda in her possession since 2018. The former Madrid president has insisted during the process that her TFM defended on July 2. The teachers who signed the act that would endorse Cifuentes' version have acknowledged that they falsified that document and that no such defense was produced.
The representative of the Public Prosecutor's Office has requested that the report of the analysis of the pendrive be transferred to the Judicial Police of the Madrid Prosecutor's Office for it to be verified. The Section 15 court has agreed to admit the taking of evidence despite the fact that the URJC's lawyer has opposed it, considering that it distorts Cifuentes' version.
The expert report provided by Cifuentes was prepared this Friday by the expert Luis E. Hellín. It ensures that the appointment has been taken from the electronic agenda that the accused had when she was a delegate of the Government of the Community of Madrid and later regional president. The agenda was guarded by the secretary who had the policy at that time and made available to Cifuentes "in April or May 2018" after elDiario.es revealed that he had obtained a title with falsified notes, according to the expert document. The appointment was stored in the Outlook application calendar.
The secretary explained to the expert that "when they left the Government Delegation, she asked the computer scientist to make updated backup copies of everything as soon as possible to avoid the loss (sic) of data and specifically this last copy of the agenda / calendar and emails was recorded on the pendrive of which she, as always, also made a copy for safekeeping for safety and to have both backups in duplicate ".
Disagreement in the duration of the appointment
"The analysis of said record allows to determine that the appointment reserves an estimated duration of one hour, specifically from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The appointment has a perfect date and time relationship both with the previous events and with the subsequent ", determines the expert after conducting an analysis of the documentation provided by the lawyers of the accused. Despite this expert opinion, the screenshot that accompanies this assessment shows that the appointment lasted longer. Its starting point ("start") is 15:45 on July 2 and its end point ("end") is 18:45.
In the final conclusions, these professionals determine that "the content of the record has not been modified after its completion date", although "some adaptation of the content of the appointment had to be made two hours and sixteen minutes before the beginning of the appointment. , specifically on 07/02/2012 at 13:29:08 ".
Despite the screenshot incorporated into the expert opinion, the conclusion reached by these professions is that in Cristina Cifuentes' agenda it was suggested that "the appointment of the 'Master URJC' will take place on 07/02/2012 and is reserved from 1:00 p.m. 45:00 to 16:45:00 ", according to the data extracted from a subsequent analysis of the metadata.
Throughout the exposition of this investigation procedure, this disagreement on the duration stipulated in Outlook is maintained, and the entry "with a reservation of 3 hours from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. was generated. on 07/01/2012 at 11:41:21, that is, prior to the date of the appointment ".
Cifuentes declared before the judge in July 2018 that he went to defend the TFM on July 2, 2012 because his head of the Madrid Presidency, Cristina Abad, was able to consult it on his electronic agenda, who had already held a position similar to his orders at the stage of the Government Delegation. Abad is cited in the expert opinion provided by the former Madrid president as the person who, according to this professional, guarded all this information until 2018. Despite the statements of Cifuentes before the judge, the expert report prepared by the defense of Cifuentes is dated on 15 January 20121. It was not until this Friday that his lawyers had this document.