Family of the former Minister of Innovation, Science and Business of the Junta of Andalusia, Francisco Vallejo appealed to the government for a partial pardon for the seven-year prison sentence in the ERE case. because he did not get rich and referring to the “honesty and personal integrity” of the former adviser. They also argued that there were two private votes to three in favor of the Supreme Court’s decision and the excessive length of the procedure.
Vallejo’s relatives sent a letter to the Minister of Justice Pilar Llopin which they ask for a partial pardon for the former director, who was also sentenced to 18 years in ban for avoiding media competition with the crime of embezzlement.
He is the second person convicted in this trial to demand a government pardon after they did so on September 1st. wife and children of former President of the Andalusian Junta José Antonio Grignansentenced to six years in prison on grounds of “humanity and justice”.
The Vallejo family highlights that in two secret ballots against sentencing the three convicts refers to a ruling that “suffers from a significant argumentative deficit” and that it is “a perilous leap into the void”.
Relatives of the former adviser, in addition, invoke the principle “in dubio pro reo” (the need to be sure of the guilt of the defendant in his sentence), because “it worries and, of course, greatly worries what a transcendent decision is can agree with such a small majority” in the Supreme.
They also recalled that the acts condemned age over 13 years, something that suggests that “belated justice is not justice”. The petition for clemency also emphasizes that the former adviser did not enrich himself in this case.
“There was no personal gain, no family, no relatives, no acquaintances,” say relatives who they emphasize “powerful humanitarian causes, material justice and fairness” for a pardon for a former adviser.
According to the Supreme Court, Vallejo and other former high-ranking officials convicted of embezzlement “knew about the violations that took place in the management of funds and enabled by default continue to reproduce the illegal procedure.”
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