The Andorran justice system has opened proceedings against Mariano Rajoy and the former ministers Jorge Fernandez Diaz Y Christopher Montoro by the Andorran plot of the so-called ‘catalonia operation‘. According to him Andorran Newspaper, The maximum penalty for the former President of the Government of Spain could be 13 years in prison for coercion, threats, blackmail, extortion, coercion and false documentation.
The Andorran judge has also charged the former Secretary of State for Security, francisco martinezthe former Director General of the Police, sewn francisthe former Deputy Director of Police, eugenio pineand to the security attache of the Spanish embassy in Andorra la Vella, Boniface Diaz.
The lawsuit was promoted by the organization of Catalan pro-independence jurists drets and for him Human Rights Institute of Andorraand it has been joined by the one who was the main shareholder of the Banca Privada de Andorra BPA, Hygini Cercoand the family of Jordi Pujolformer president of the Generalitat, who have funds in BPA since 2011, according to the investigation of the National audience directed by the judge Jose de la Mata. The investigation reveals that the Pujol family hid 70.4 million euros in Andorra.
The complaint is based on the alleged coercion of those who would have been directing objects of the former Private Bank of Andorra BPA to obtain information on the finances of the Pujol family in Andorra. The magistrate considers that said coercion is an attack on Andorran sovereignty.
In 2017 the then CEO of BPA, joan pau miquel, made public that he had been coerced into revealing information from the accounts of Catalan nationalist politicians. Miquel declared in court that he was threatened with destroying the bank if he did not collaborate. Joan Pau Miquel spent two years in jail and BPA, which in turn owned BancoMadrid, disappeared by sentence of the Andorran justice in 2015 due to money laundering. The North American justice system also accused BPA of laundering the money of mafiosi and drug cartels. Mexico, Russia, Venezuela Y Porcelain.
as reported Andorran Newspaperthe instructor of the cause, Stephanie Garciahas launched the international rogatory commissions so that the demands reach those affected and has given them fifteen days to appoint a lawyer to represent them in court. Principality of Andorra.
The Catalan regional television, TV3, has presented the admission of this lawsuit as a new international judicial success of the Catalan independence movement and has given space to the president of the Andorra Human Rights Institute, Elisa Muxellathe organization that has collaborated with the legal branch of the Catalan National AssemblyDrets, promoter of the initiative.
The Catalan, Galician and Basque independence parties, allies of Pedro Sanchez and key support in the parliamentary majority that supports the coalition government: CKD, Together, PDeCAT, BOWL, Bildu Y BNG They requested yesterday, Friday, the creation of an investigation commission in Congress to obtain information on the alleged Spanish parapolice actions in Andorra and what was the level of knowledge of the same that Rajoy and his Government have. since Moncloa They are considering granting the creation of this commission, given that they need to satisfy their partners, who are increasingly demanding, and at the same time they could divert part of the information that next week will focus on the hangover from the Andalusian elections.
The imputation of Mariano Rajoy and other former high officials of the Government of Spain by a lawsuit promoted by political groups around the Catalan government highlights the weakness of Spanish diplomacy and the low international level of Spain, since not only do the EU courts inflict several warnings or unfavorable positions on the Spanish Justice, but also a small country like Andorra, with a high economic dependence on Spain, opens proceedings promoted by the Catalan independence movement against former members of the Government of Spain.