The Prosecutor’s Office sees signs of prevarication and embezzlement and asks Ricardo Melchior, Carlos Alonso and Julio Pérez to be investigated
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Jan. 17 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The secretary general of the Canary Coalition (CC), Fernando Clavijo, has indicated this Monday that the ‘Geneto case’ goes back to a file “of more than ten years” and that at the time it had all the “timely reports” that endorsed the operation.
In statements to journalists, he recalled that the events affect a government of the Cabildo de Tenerife made up of the Canary Coalition (CC) and PSOE and has shown his “respect” for the investigation opened by the Prosecutor’s Office.
He has clarified, however, that he does not know the file “in depth” and hopes that now the justice will decide “what he is going to do.”
The Provincial Prosecutor’s Office, which has denounced the case as a result of a complaint filed by the Cabildo’s controller, requests to investigate and that the former presidents of the Cabildo, Ricardo Melchior and Carlos Alonso (CC), and the current Security Councilor be called to testify and Public Administrations of the Government of the Canary Islands, Julio Pérez (PSOE), who were members of the Board of Directors of the Tenerife Science and Technology Park.
The investigation of the Prosecutor’s Office -advanced by Mírame Teelvisión- points to indications of two crimes of administrative prevarication and one of embezzlement of public funds in the purchase of two plots in Geneto in 2012 for almost 20 million euros, 524% more than its cadastral value, at the hands of the public company.
Among those investigated are the rest of the members of the Board of Directors: the former councilors of the Cabildo Antonio García Marichal (CC), María del Pino León (CC) and José Luis Delgado (PSOE) – today director general of the Canarian Government – ; the former director of the Starlight Foundation, Luis Antonio Martínez; Sergio Alonso, councilor of CC La Laguna and former manager of the ULL foundation; Juan Antonio Núñez, former island director; and the lawyer of the public company that acquired the land, José Luis Luengo.
According to the prosecutor, the members of the Board of Directors supported the sale despite knowing that the land would not have any use and the operation would generate a financial imbalance in the public company.
CD Tenerife received 13 million for the 30,000 meters of land in the sports city area, while the remaining 5.9 million went to the NAP West Africa-Canary Islands company.