The Prosecutor’s Office requests another 12 years of disqualification for the former mayor of El Tanque who has already been convicted twice for prevarication


The Provincial Prosecutor’s Office of Santa Cruz de Tenerife requests a sentence of 12 years of disqualification from employment or public office for the former mayor of El Tanque Román Martín (expelled from the PSOE) for denying the opposition access to various municipal files.

The letter, collected by Europa Press, highlights Martín’s “absolute contempt” for legality by “systematically and persistently” denying information to the opposition, especially in relation to the consultation of the City Council’s contracting files, the opening of the Senior Day Center and the mini-residence, decrees and resolutions of the Mayor’s Office or obtaining a copy of the minutes of the Government Boards.

The refusal was based on verbal decisions or rulings and decrees based on the supposedly high volume of work in the areas or staff vacations, and despite having negative reports from Intervention and the Secretariat, in such a way that access was denied. legal action of the councilors of the opposition to the requested documentation.

Even the former mayor, also “systematically and repeatedly,” points out the Prosecutor’s Office, omitted from the agenda of the ordinary sessions of the plenary sessions the mandatory point to account for the Mayor’s decrees and Mayor’s resolutions resolving objections from the Secretariat-Intervention.

The Prosecutor’s Office considers that the facts constitute a continuing crime against the public administration of administrative prevarication and also requests four more years if it is considered that there is a crime against civic rights.

Martín already has two previous convictions, one (ratified by the Supreme Court) of 12 years of disqualification for prevarication in the opening of a nursing home by skipping legal procedures, and another of 14 years for hiring by finger of 14 people.

The trial will be held next Tuesday, at 9:45 a.m., at the Provincial Court of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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