Former judge Salvador Alba Mesa, sentenced to six and a half years in prison for tax evasion, bribery and forgery, and, while awaiting jail time, works as a lawyer in the office of the former leader of the People’s Party of the Canary Islands for over 250 days. At least that is what he claimed at the police station of the National Police Corps in the city of Telde, Gran Canaria, where he was called to testify in a case brought as a result of a request for clemency filed by his wife, lawyer Teresa Lorenzo Estableer of the Department of Justice.
Police sources confirmed to this newspaper that Alba told the agent who interviewed him that he became a lawyer after registering in self-employment mode and that he works as such for the Consortium Abogados, a firm headed by Jorge Alberto Rodríguez Pérez, who was a senator before 2019 and Executive Secretary and Head of Research and Programs of the Canary Party until last May. Salvador Alba is not listed as a lawyer on the Las Palmas Bar Association website.
Jorge Rodriguez denied this newspaper in April last year, when this information began to spread unofficially that Alba was working or collaborating with his office. However, by then the former political leader, who had been José Manuel Soria’s right hand in the city council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and later in the Parliament of the Canary Islands, was working for a corrupt judge.
In particular, he appears as a lawyer in a verdict since the beginning of this year of civil jurisdiction in a case related to the recovery of alimony for the first son of a convicted former judge. More recently, Jorge Alberto Rodriguez appears, signing a complaint of hatred, harassment, disclosure of secrets and belonging to a criminal organization to the director of Canarias Ahora, Carlos Sosa, and others.
Jorge Alberto Rodriguez has amassed an extensive political history, also marked by instances of corruption. As an urban planning adviser to the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria under the mayor’s office, José Manuel Soria, Rodriguez was forced to resign when it was revealed that he was infrequently benefiting a close friend with government contracts.
In 2007, he resigned again, this time as a parliamentary representative of the PP, when this newspaper published information about his active participation as a representative of the national company in the municipalities governed by the PP. The case landed him on trial for influence peddling, a crime for which he was acquitted by a trial presided over by José Ramón Navarro Miranda, then President of the Supreme Court of the Canary Islands, in a final verdict before sentencing. appointed President of the National Auditorium. The PP already ruled in Spain and José Manuel Soria was the minister of industry.
As a result of this information from Canarias Ahora, Rodríguez sued for defamation and defamation against the newspaper’s director and another of its journalists, Alexis González, in a case that he managed to keep for two years due to the fact that his appeal against the archive recognized him in the provincial Court of Las Palmas namely Salvador Alba Mesa. The complaint was finally filed.
More recently, Jorge Alberto Rodriguez was again implicated in another corruption case, which was also reported by this newspaper. He presented his credentials to become substitute judge of the CYU of the Canary Islands, but in them he hid an important fact: that he was a party to the case in this jurisdiction without the deadlines set by the regulations to stop being polluted. Finding that he had been exposed, he voluntarily resigned.
His office colleague Salvador Alba Mesa, sentenced to six years in prison and 18 years of ineligibility by the Supreme Court in November 2021 for conspiring against Judge Victoria Rosell, current government spokesperson against gender-based violence, continues to enjoy his freedom through a beating of resources, recusals, letters of allegations of illness that kept him out of jail; and other tricks he used before the trial, which began execution of his sentence last January. But in this case, his lawyer is Nicolas González-Cuellar Serrano of Madrid, the main lawyer for José Manuel Soria.
Alba was spotted this Saturday at Teldense Beach in Salinetas with his wife enjoying a great day. Both set up their folding chairs at the front line and spent the morning there, according to several users who took pictures of them.
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