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Delgado is appointed chief prosecutor of the TC without the support of a majority of the Council.

Date: October 2, 2022 Time: 19:31:55

Attorney General Alvaro García Ortiz appoints his predecessor, Dolores Delgado, the position of Chief Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court in the robe of the highest category of government ministry, despite not having the approval of a majority of the Council. Fiscal. His election caused a split in the Council, as only five members supported the proposal compared to six who voted against, despite the fact that in the race for the Attorney General, the position of Court Prosecutor is usually promoted after his term ends. accusation.

Of the 12 members of the Financial Council, an advisory body whose votes are not binding on the Attorney General, five voted in favor: three ex officio members, including Alvaro García Ortiz, and two members Progressive Union of Prosecutors (PUP). Six did it against, all of them from the Association of Prosecutors (AF), the majority in the race, conservative in tone and having the most weight in the Council, who supported Luis Rueda in this position; while a member of the Professional and Independent Association of Prosecutors (APIF) Salvador Viada abstained when his wife, Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Teresa Galvez to the same position as Delgado. It should be remembered that the task of the Finance Council is to communicate proposals for appointment, so the final decision rests with García Ortiz, who will be the one who will send the list of selected candidates to the government so that the Council of Ministers proceeds with the appointment.

So far, Delgado, who stepped down on July 20 for health reasons following a spinal surgery he underwent in April, has taken place in Prosecutor’s Office of the National High Court (AN). With the transition to the Military Chamber of the Supreme Court, he managed to rise through the ranks in the government ministry. The PSOE attempted to secure this raise with an amendment included in the Bankruptcy Law that would have meant that Delgado and his successors at the head of the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) were named Supreme Court Attorney after leaving office, but the party eventually withdrew it due to disagreements. Delgado was compared with 19 other people who held positions in the Military Chamber, some of whom had higher seniority and others who had a better resume for the position, according to sources the agency consulted.

Continuity in the fight against corruption

This Thursday, the Tax Board also discussed 13 other vacancies in the state ministry, including the position of head of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, which will continue to be headed by Alejandro Luzon. Luzon has been appointed Chief Anti-Corruption Attorney in July 2017 at the suggestion of the then Attorney General State of Jose Manuel Maza. In this case, the Financial Council supported Luzon with a total of 8 votes, as it was supported by six councilors who represented the conservative Association of Prosecutors, as well as the then chief prosecutor of the Inspectorate and the chief prosecutor of the Supreme Court. ., Louis Navajas.

He is known for being the prosecutor in the “Bankia case”, which included the trial of those involved in the use of “black” cards, as well as the trial of the General Director of the Civil Guard, Luis Roldan, or known as Affinsa, Occidental Hotels, Alierta, Eurobank, Huarte or Reserve Funds, in which the leadership of the Ministry of the Interior of the government of Felipe González was condemned. Recently, he led the investigation conducted by the prosecutor’s office regarding the property of the honorary king Juan Carlos I.

Change in NA

For his part, Miguel Ángel Carballo, Lieutenant Prosecutor of the National Court, remains without an extension of his position and will be replaced in his functions by Marta Durantes Gil, who has so far worked in the Technical Secretariat of the National Court. Attorney General’s office and is associated with Delgado. Also in this case, the Council was divided as members of the majority association and the APIF association supported Carballo, a conservative prosecutor with a long career in the National High Court, who recently held this position. five years.

A member of the conservative association of prosecutors, Carballo handled important cases at the National Court, such as the murder committed ETA of Basque Advisor Miguel Angel Blanco or the case of Egunkariya. Also in this case, the Council was divided, as members of the majority association and the APIF association supported Miguel Ángel Carballo, a conservative prosecutor with a long career in the National Court and who held this position. the last five years.

Source: www.lainformacion.com

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