SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 15 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court (TS) requests to investigate the senator of the Canarian Coalition (CC) Fernando Clavijo for an alleged crime of continued prevarication for raising Intervention objections during his time as mayor of La Laguna between 2011 and 2014.
As ‘Canarias Now’ advances, the prosecutor assumes the theses of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Prosecutor’s Office and Court Number 4 of La Laguna, which is investigating the case, and points out that it has become clear that public service contracts that contravened the Law of Contracts of the Public Sector and the bidding conditions.
The prosecutor’s brief indicates the “repetition” of this practice and a “generalized, habitual and non-specific” use based on alleged reasons of urgency or emergency.
CLAVIJO DEFENDS THE GUARANTEE OF THE OFFICIALS
In statements to journalists, Clavijo reduces the objections to just over forty and justifies them with the fact that the extensions of the service contracts were endorsed by the management and legal advice services of the City Council.
According to the senator, these were outstanding services such as supervised flats for victims of gender-based violence, garbage collection, fuel for the Local Police or maintenance of parks and gardens, and given that the “controller understood that it was not and the legal services and managers yes”, it was up to him to “decide” and make a decision.
Clavijo hopes to be able to tell his version in court “once and for all” since he has been waiting for almost three years and trusts that the same thing will happen as with other cases of denunciation by the Lagunero councilor Santiago Pérez that were archived.
Along these lines, he has indicated that he does not believe “in coincidences” and it is already “the third time” that a case of judicial investigation has happened to him when an electoral process is about to take place.
With everything, he has been “convinced” that the City Council officials “are magnificent professionals” and the decision to extend contracts had a “positive report” from the legal services and manager, recalling that the case occurs in “very complex years, in the midst of the crisis” and criticism of the Local Regime Bases Law, but officials did an “exemplary job” to maintain services.
Clavijo, who has the intention of “collaborating” with justice, is open to renouncing the appraisal to explain the files “as soon as possible”, sees “reasonable” that the Supreme Court maintains the same criteria as the Tenerife prosecutor’s office and will now be the magistrate rapporteur who makes the decision whether he should finally go to testify as an investigator.