The National Court has refused on Wednesday to suspend the entry into prison of the former president of Caja Madrid and Bankia Rodrigo Rato, sentenced to four and a half years in prison for a continuing crime of misappropriation in the use of calls black cards. Rato had requested the Audiencia this measure pending the resolution of his appeal for protection before the Constitutional Court.
The prosecution had issued a report contrary to suspend the entry into prison of the former vice president of the Government and the Fourth Section of the Criminal Chamber of the National Court concludes in a ruling issued this morning that "there is no place" said deference. The audience was the court that sentenced Rato and who ordered the execution of his sentence once the Supreme Court gave him firmness. Rato has deadline to enter on your own foot in a penitentiary until the end of tomorrow, Thursday, October 25.
In addition to Rato, The National Court has refused to suspend the entry into prison of seven of those convicted of the fraudulent use of black cards, while another has been granted a wider margin, 10 days from October 30 to enter the prison. A ninth was asked to present a medical report proving his allegations for health reasons.
The suspension has been denied to ex-Advisors of Caja Madrid on behalf of the PSOE Jorge Gómez Moreno and José María de la Riva, former CCOO Counselor Francisco Baquero, former United Left Counselor José Antonio Moral Santín, former UGT Counselor Gonzalo Martín Pascual, the former member of the control commission of Caja Madrid Francisco José Pérez Fernández and also member of the control commission Miguel Ángel Abejón.
All must enter imminently in a penitentiary, as they did after the confirmation of the sentence former Secretary of State of Finance Estanislao Rodríguez Ponga and former director of CC OO Antonio del Rey.