Rodrigo Rato, who was sentenced to four years and in prison for the case of the "black" cards of Caja Madrid and Bankia, has collected his arrest warrant. He has done it a day before the date on which the National Court had summoned him and the other 14 of the 64 convicted ex-directors who will be imprisoned after being sentenced to more than two years. According to legal sources, the former ex-adviser of the entity and former Secretary of State of Hacienda Estanislao Rodríguez-Ponga has also collected his order.
The Supreme Court confirmed last Wednesday the sentence of four and a half years in prison for Rato as the last person responsible for the "black" card system that had been issued by the Audiencia Nacional in February 2017. Once the order was collected, the ex-directors of Caja Madrid and Bankia condemned for charging the entity 12 million euros in personal expenses with opaque visas in the eyes of the Treasury and the savings bank itself will have a period of ten days to enter prison. The term is of working days and will begin to count from the next Monday, October 15, so that before the 25th of this month they will have to enter the penitentiary center they prefer.
In addition to the former vice president of the Government and Rodríguez-Ponga, José Antonio Moral Santín, Francisco Baquero, Antonio Romero, Rubén Cruz, José María de la Riva, Antonio Rey de Viñas, Javier de Miguel, Ángel Eugenio Gómez Pulgar, Rodolfo Benito, Gonzalo Martín Pascual, Francisco José Pérez Fernández, Miguel Ángel Abejón and Jorge Gómez Moreno.