Podemos asks that Almeida's right hand man testify as a witness in the mask case

The popular accusation that Podemos exercises in the case of masks has asked the judge to summon the general coordinator of the Madrid City Council, Matilde García Duarte, to testify. The request is made the day after Carlos Martínez-Almeida declared before Judge Adolfo Carretero that it was she who he addressed to obtain an email address where Luis Medina could make an offer of medical supplies. García Duarte is the right hand of José Luis Martínez-Almeida in the Madrid City Council.

After the statements of Carlos Martínez-Almeida in court, the lawyer for Podemos considers García Duarte's statement as a witness "useful, pertinent and necessary" and asks that it be set for after the information that the magistrate reaches the court, At the request of Podemos, it has asked the Consistory about the aforementioned email address and the messages that Luceño and Medina could send to it, among others.

The mayor's cousin told the judge that he turned to Matilde García Duarte and not to his cousin because the general coordinator of the City Council and he have been friends for more than fifteen years. According to the version that the councilor gave to the media a week after elDiario.es revealed the existence of an anti-corruption investigation, Carlos Martínez-Almeida declared this Thursday that María Díaz de la Cebosa approached him to intercede for Luis Medina and that he addressed García Duarte on two occasions on this subject. The first to request an email address from the City Council and another to convey Medina's concern because no one answered his message by email from him.

It is still pending for the judge to set the statement of Elena Collado, the person responsible for purchasing the City Council, who was summoned for May 9 as a witness, a statement that was postponed when the popular accusations requested that her condition be modified and become investigated.

Our readers were the first to know about this new case of corruption because it was the journalists from elDiario.es who uncovered this exclusive, a week before all the other media echoed it. It is not the first time that it has happened: it already happened with the mask contract for which Ayuso's brother charged a commission. Also then, elDiario.es was the first media outlet to report on it.

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