The Constitutional Court proposes to pardon Griñán for all the embezzlement of the ERE

The Constitutional Court proposes to pardon Griñán for all the embezzlement of the ERE
The Constitutional Court proposes to pardon Griñán for all the embezzlement of the ERE

Former Andalusian presidents Manuel Chaves (l) and José Antonio Griñán (r), in the Seville Court

The Constitutional Court (TC) will study from July 16 a proposal that proposes forgive all the embezzlement which convicted the former president of the Andalusian Government, José Antonio Griñán, in the “specific procedure” for financing fraudulent employment regulation files (ERE) with regional funds.

Legal sources have confirmed to Europa Press that the report by the vice president of the court, the magistrate Immaculate Montalbán, proposes to annul the sentence and order the Provincial Court of Seville to issue a new one.

The former Minister of Finance and Public Administrations of the Andalusian Government, Carmen Martínez Aguayo (right), arriving at the ERE case trial at the María José López Provincial Court – Europa Press

Griñán was sentenced to six years in prison and 15 years of disqualification for malfeasance and embezzlement, although his imprisonment was suspended due to the cancer he suffers from. The sources consulted have assured that it is likely that the progressive majority of the TC will support Montalbán’s report and exonerate the former Andalusian president of embezzlement.

The Constitutional Court will study Griñán’s appeal after having ruled on the appeals of seven others convicted in the ‘ERE case’. ‘For the moment, the rulings of the court of guarantees have meant the freedom of three former senior officials of the Andalusian Government: the former Finance Minister Carmen Martínez Aguayo – who was already serving a third-degree prison sentence -, the former Innovation Minister Francisco Vallejo and the former director of IFA/IDEA Miguel Ángel Serrano Aguilar.

Facade of the Constitutional Court Eduardo Parra – Europa Press

According to the same sources, regarding the crime of prevarication, the draft of the sentence regarding Griñán insists – as the Constitutional Court already maintained regarding the rest of the cases – that the preparation of the draft laws and their approval as bills by the Parliament of Andalusia cannot constitute this crime.

In recent weeks, the Constitutional Court has deliberated on the appeals of former officials who, although they were all convicted for the ‘ERE’, participated in different way in the system of granting socio-laboral aid.

The Secretary General of the PSOE A, Juan Espadas, in the Plenary Session of the Andalusian Parliament Francisco J. Olmo – Europa Press

The sources consulted have explained that although there is a basic plot line that is repeated, then each case has its own own nuances, Because not all those convicted held the same positions or acted in the same years.

One of the biggest differences, these sources have pointed out, lies in the legal umbrella that, according to the Constitutional Court, was held by those who participated between 2002 and 2009 – when the draft and bill laws for the Andalusian budget were drawn up and approved – compared to those who participated between 2000 and 2001 – when there was still no such budget law and only modifications were made.

In both cases, this is something expected given that the doctrine of the previous sentences already resolved by the Plenary will be applied, so that a priori, the proposals have in principle the support Of the seven magistrates of the progressive bloc and the vote against of the four judges from the conservative sector.

(Information prepared by Europa Press)

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