The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office refuses to deliver the report of the Money Laundering Prevention Service of the Bank of Spain (Sepblac) that gave rise to the case and that points to the possible responsibility of the Madrid City Council in the case of masks. At the request of the popular accusation exercised by Más Madrid, Judge Adolfo Carretero requested the incorporation of the aforementioned report into the case, to which the Prosecutor's Office responds: "The report is not provided to be incorporated because it is expressly prohibited by article 46.1 of the Money Laundering Prevention Law”.
Anti-corruption detected a crime attributable to the City Council in the report that originated the mask case
The Anti-Money Laundering report warned Anti-Corruption of the possible crimes of money laundering and embezzlement. He was handed over to the Prosecutor's Office in July 2020 and in November, the Public Ministry opened investigation proceedings for the same crimes. The crime of misappropriation of public funds is only attributable to "public authority or office", so the responsibility would also be directed towards the Consistory.
Anti-corruption maintained that criterion until March 2021, but after the statement by Elena Collado, the Consistory's purchasing manager, decided that there was no evidence against the City Council and in April 2022, the day after elDiario.es revealed the existence of some secret proceedings, he filed his complaint for the crimes of fraud, forgery and money laundering.
Article 46 of the Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering, which the prosecutor cites to expose his refusal to deliver the report, specifies that these may not be incorporated into the judicial proceedings "directly".
The Prosecutor's Office, on the other hand, informs the judge of information provided by Sepblac. On the one hand, the existence of the company Sextante Trade Desk, already known, and created in the name of Luis Medina on May 14, 2020, a month and a half after collecting the commission of one million euros. That company rented a luxury SUV from Banco Santander, adds Sepblac. That company had three active accounts in Banco Santander, although one of them was closed in July 2020. It is not reported whether these accounts have funds.
In the same Anticorruption letter, dated May 4, the Prosecutor's Office requests that a "press release" from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) of Paris be incorporated into the case in which it states that Alberto Luceño used " a false model” that included an “old logo” of the organization to justify to the bank the operation that led it to collect 5 million euros in commissions for the sale of medical supplies to the Madrid City Council.
Similarly, the prosecutor wants the ICC to report "what are the consequences of using the ICC logo in the drafting of contracts, whether this use takes place in models approved by the II or in unauthorized models ”