Maximo Huerta’s experience as Minister of Culture was not particularly long: He stayed in office for a week, As long as it took for a tax scam to be exposed.
This happened during the month of June 2018, at which time Pedro Sánchez formed his first government after a vote of no confidence in the PP.
The truth is that Maximo Huerta was sentenced in 2017 for defrauding the Treasury of 218,322 euros. This scoop was published secret A few days after the television presenter and writer was sworn in, the first crisis broke out in the PSOE government, which at the time was no longer in coalition with Podemos.
Huerta A total of 218,322 euros were deducted as improper artistic activity expenses. With a company of which he was the sole shareholder, which he founded in 2006 and ended up liquidating in late 2016, at that time he was a presenter Ana Rosa’s program on Telecinco.
Huerta’s first reaction was to defend himself against accusations that he had changed fiscal norms, but eventually the controversy dogged him in such a way that he was forced to resign.
Shortly after, the journalist returned to his work on television and his work as a novel writer. The scandal seems to have been forgotten, But there are still details of those 7 days that are unknown and that arouse curiosity.
Maximo Huerta participated in the television program last night anthill and during the interview Paul Motorcycles Some of these curiosities were revealed, for example, how much money did he earn for being a minister for a week And a memory he took home.
How much money did Maximo Huerta make to become Minister of Culture?
Surely you’ve ever wondered what Maximo Huerta’s salary was as Minister of Culture. The presenter admitted yesterday to Pablo Motos that he did not take anything, He gave up 1,000 euros for a week’s work.
“Many people believe that they have their salary for life, but I also left what I had to do. I didn’t want anything. Neither the memory, nor the posts they gave me to look good afterwards I wanted to make a slow, long and painful digestion,” the former minister confessed to Pablo Motos last night.
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Furthermore, Huerta also clarified that Pedro Sánchez wanted to offer him a position at the Cervantes Institute, but he declined this as well. “I told him he shouldn’t have offered it, nor should I have accepted it after all the commotion,” he told me months earlier. Traveling with Chester.
This is the memory that drove Maximo Huerta home after his time in government
Of course, the presenter took a small memory of his time as minister. An item you still have.
,I only kept the briefcase as a souvenirI should have brought it with me,” explained Maximo Huerta, referring to the distinctive briefcase with which ministers pose after taking the oath.
Lastly, the former president also revealed that he traveled to London to escape after resigning. Just before boarding, he felt dizzy and was treated by airport security agents, who continued to address him as minister.