The spokesperson for the Government of Castilla-La Mancha, the socialist Blanca Fernándezhas defended this Tuesday that the PSOE-A did not steal “a single euro” from the Andalusians in the ere casehe just “mishandled” his money.
The supreme court has endorsed this Tuesday the convictions of the former presidents of the Junta de Andalucía, Manuel Chaves and Jose Antonio Grignan, due to the irregular use of regional subsidies for Employment Regulation Files (ERE). The first received 9 years of disqualification for prevarication, while the second was sentenced to 6 years in prison for prevarication and embezzlement, which now places him one step away from admission to prison. An illegal system of aid to companies in crisis that, according to the Provincial Court of Seville, left a hole in the Andalusian administration of €680 million.
However, Fernández wanted to emphasize that “no one is accused of taking a single euro” and that the people sentenced “have not been for taking public money, but for not managing it well, which is what the Supreme Court has ratified ».
At a press conference, and after the media requested an assessment of the Supreme Court ruling, the spokesperson for the Castilian-Manchego Government conveyed the regional Executive’s respect for the judicial resolution and insisted that those convicted of this matter have been “for not managing public money well and not for taking it».
The Supreme Court has also ratified the sentence for I think exalted positions of the Board that in 2019 had been sentenced for the Court of Seville to prison sentences that ranged between six and eight years in prison within the political piece of the so-called ERE case.
Along the same lines, the leader of the Andalusian Socialists, John Swords, stated this Tuesday that “it has been shown that, in no case, has the PSOE been financed illegally.” The general secretary of the PSOE-A He has defended the “honorability” of Chaves and Griñán, under whose mandates “a good part of the progress of Andalusia” took place.
Both were found guilty of a continuing crime of malfeasance, although the second, also a former Minister of Economy and Finance, was also sentenced for malpractice.
“Errors will have occurred”, but “no one can say” that the convicted former socialist presidents “have taken their pocket ni just one euro of public money”, remarked Swords, who has transferred “all our solidarity” and “affection to those who have given so much for this land”.