February 26, 2021

Manuel Ayerdi (PNV) must leave his post as counselor of the Government of Navarra if the Supreme Court considers him as being investigated in the ‘Davalor Case’


If the Supreme Court considers Manuel Ayerdi (PNV) to be investigated for the ´Caso Davalor ‘, he will have to cease to be a councilor of the Regional Executive as stated in the Law of the Government of Navarra and as the Regional Executive has indicated through a Press release.

UPN demands that María Chivite dismiss the Navarrese counselor of the PNV who will be investigated by the Supreme Court for alleged embezzlement

UPN demands that María Chivite dismiss the Navarrese counselor of the PNV who will be investigated by the Supreme Court for alleged embezzlement

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This Monday the Second Chamber of the Supreme Court has opened a criminal case to investigate the Navarrese counselor of the PNV Manuel Ayerdi for alleged crimes of prevarication and embezzlement of public funds in relation to the subsidies worth 2.6 million euros that he granted, allegedly of irregularly, to the company Davalor Salud, which was in a situation of insolvency, when he held the position of First Vice President of the Government of Navarra de Uxue Barkos, Director of Economic Development and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sociedad de Desarrollo de Navarra SL (SODENA).

In the order published this Monday, the Supreme Court has not yet declared the admissibility of the complaint and the subsequent statement by Ayerdi, waiting for the instructor to carry out his work to make a decision. In the event that the complaint is finally admitted and Ayerdi is considered as being investigated, he will have to leave his post, as provided in article 68 of the Foral Law 14/2004 of the Government of Navarra and its President, by virtue of that the alleged acts allegedly constituting a crime are those of prevarication of article 404 of the Penal Code and of embezzlement of public funds of article 432 of said code.

Said article makes it explicit that, in said scenario of admission of the complaint and declaration as investigated, Ayerdi will cease to be a counselor of the Government of Navarra, either, in the first instance, at his own will or by decision of the person who in his day granted the trust, that is, the president of the Government of Navarra, María Chivite.

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