Santa Cruz de Tenerife (EFE) considers it “simply incomprehensible” because, he insists, it affects an “extremely serious” municipal action.
Santiago Pérez has disclosed this Thursday his reflections on the file of the so-called Reparos case in a statement released by Avante La Laguna, a formation with which he participated in the elections before returning to the PSOE, in a note that he signs as “councilor of La Laguna and Socialist Senator for the Autonomous Community”.
Pérez indicates that with the reading of the order issued by the Second Chamber of the Supreme Court, presided over by magistrate Manuel Marchena, in relation to the Reparos case, his mistrust has increased towards the way of acting of some judges and magistrates of the leadership of the judicial structure, which “sometimes seems to extend the guarantees of the defendants from a part of the social and political spectrum.”
All this reinforces his conviction that the existence of the appraisals “is a degradation of the constitutional order and an effective derogation” of fundamental constitutional principles such as equality before the Law, since it allows the investigated person to choose the court that suits him. to investigate and that they are going to judge him “and they choose high courts, the Second Chamber of the Supreme Court, and not the judges that make up the ordinary justice system.”
“It is a scandal and a derogation of fundamental constitutional principles that public officials from all over the country who are being investigated for indicatively criminal actions in the exercise of their position as mayors register, become senators or deputies, to choose the court that will He is going to investigate and he is going to judge them”, adds Santiago Pérez.
He affirms that resolutions such as the one agreed upon by the Supreme Court in this matter cause him “uneasiness and distrust”, while he maintains that the investigation of the Reparos case was sent to the Supreme Court with a “very argued” memorandum from the investigating judge and with a writing of more than one hundred pages from the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office.
In this regard, he recalls that the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office has led this investigation since in 2019 he himself requested that he intervene “due to the inhibition of the ordinary Prosecutor’s Office” for a year and a half when it comes to promoting judicial proceedings to investigate this matter.
The Reparos case “is extremely serious” and has basically consisted of the fact that in La Laguna “the laws relating to public sector contracting were de facto repealed and a protected market was created, in the words of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor,” he continues. the socialist senator
In his opinion, “they closed the market and placed certain companies in a monopoly regime, in such a way that for years the right of equality and free competition in contracting to other companies and citizens was prevented” and the administration of La Laguna to select the best offer in terms of quality and price, which is the raison d’être of public sector contract law.
Santiago Pérez reiterates his impression that the Reparos case “is a systemic case as serious as it is legally simple” and the Second Chamber of the Supreme Court “has dismissed it without consideration, generating the feeling that in Spain there are two different penal codes: one that Ordinary justice applies to citizens and another that high judicial bodies apply to taxpayers.
He insists on his feeling “of injustice and arbitrariness when applying laws that must be applied in terms of equality for all” and comments that in the Reparos case the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor itself speaks “of hundreds of decrees approved by Fernando Clavijo ignoring the warnings of illegality” constants of the General Intervention of the City Council.
Hundreds of decrees, some of them “compromising outside the Law and paying millions in amounts”, and the obvious question is: “in exchange for what? because when a company is allowed discretionary and outside the law to continue with a line of business, the question always arises ”, concludes the current mayor of Urbanism of La Laguna. EFE