Monday, September 25, 2023

Anti-corruption alleges “massive” vote-buying plot in Melilla due to “its seriousness”

Anti-corruption takes over the investigation of a conspiracy of electoral fraud with votes by mail in Melilla. The State Attorney General, Álvaro García Ortiz, has appointed the anti-corruption prosecutor to take over the autonomous city’s “large-scale” case “because of its seriousness and importance, from a social and political point of view, he claims”. “Replace the free expression of the popular will” before 28-m.

The plot has so far released 10 detainees, including the former minister for the district, youth and civic participation and the Islamist coalition’s No. 3 for Melilla, Mohamed Ahmed al-Lal. This group forms the majority in the coalition government that still controls the autonomous city.

This is stated in a decree signed on Thursday, which Europa Press had access to, where the head of the Public Ministry explains that the requirements established in law for this special prosecutor’s office to handle the case are met. Furthermore, various tax sources indicate that it is also a matter of internal stability as the case of Mojacar (Almeria) is in the hands of the anti-corruption prosecutor. In Melilla, since this delegated figure did not exist, it was the Office of the Ordinary Prosecutor that entered into the case.

García Ortiz states that, “Considering the fact that it is a crime or a manifestation of organized crime, taking into account its seriousness and importance from a social and political point of view, given the claim to replace the free expression of the popular will, as well as Keeping in view the complexity of the investigation to be undertaken, it is presumed that the presumptions permitting the attribution of jurisdiction for the remand of the case to the office of the said Special Prosecutor are agreed to.”

… with an organized structure, prior and concrete planning, and the purchase of votes will also be financed with part of the funds received by companies and individuals belonging to the indicated political party [en referencia a Coalición por Melilla]

state attorney general decree

The decree details that the investigation carried out so far by the National Police, which has led to a judicial inquiry in Melilla, “has revealed the existence of a massive vote-buying operation, through which between 100 and 50 Euro for a significant number of citizens, replacing the legally established mechanism of voting by mail”.

As Europa Press adds, the text specifies that “this criminal campaign began after the publication in the BOE of the election call on 4 April, and would have been carried out according to an investigation carried out by a number of persons belonging to or belonging to a political party coalition”. Por Melilla”.

a list … of crimes

“These individuals will form an organized structure with prior and concerted planning, and the purchase of votes will be financed with part of the funds received by companies and individuals belonging to the political party depicted in public tenders, agreements, contracts and subsidies. is awarded during the last legislature in the autonomous city”, he indicates.

All of this, indicates the attorney general’s decree, can constitute electoral offenses but so can embezzlement, deceit, bribery and documentary falsification.

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