Josefa Cruz, a former socialist councilor at the Carboneras Town Hall will make the alleged irregular acquisition of 80 facsimiles from engravings by Francisco de Goya using public money. This is more than five years after Josefa Cruz opened an investigation to determine the location of the collection that has not been made available to the public.
According to Europa Press, the Criminal Court 3 of Almeria has set the September 20th oral hearing for 10:00 a.m.
Cruz Orta, who was active in politics in 2019, by not appearing on Jose Luis Amerigo's PSOE list, is facing a sentence of one year imprisonment and eight years special disqualification from office or employment. public.
Vera's investigating court ordered that an oral trial be opened in February 2019. It also required that the socialist councilor post bail in the amount of 5,933 euros.
He faces disqualification and a four-month sentence at a rate ten euros per daily, as well as a suspension of employment for two months for the alleged crimes of prevariation and embezzlement public funds. .
Joseda Cruz was charged an "unnecessary, superfluous expense" by the Public Ministry for purchasing the collection at 3,250 Euros. The Ministry also reproaches her for taking a decision it calls "her personal, arbitrarious in its essence, and far from the public interest".
Europa Press consulted the provisional qualification document. It states that he was Councilor for Culture of Carboneras and he signed the agreement to acquire for City Council 80 prints of Francisco de Goya's collection 'Los Desastres de La Guerra' at a cost of 3,250 Euros>>.
It states that the payment was "deferred" over the next months, and that "they were received by the City Council", as indicated in the invoice.
The prints mentioned above were taken at City Hall on August 31, 2009. However, the prosecutor emphasizes that they were not exposed to the public and "neither used nor seen by any other than the accused."
The councilor's decision indicates that she didn't follow "any technical criteria or convenience for the City Council", while the "minimum administrative files" were not processed.
He concludes that "it was his personal decision, arbitrary and far from what the public interest is, which involved unnecessary spending for the public Treasury."
After Salvador Hernandez's Gicar-PP government team filed a complaint with the Prosecutor’s Office, the investigation began. The complaint, which relates to the first edition 1863 arrivals in its original box in velvet with serial number and certificate of authenticity, was brought to the attention of the Prosecutor’s Office.
According to the invoice that was sent by the publisher to the Consistory, the work was purchased on August 31, 2009, along with other editorial productions which are available in the municipal library.
The coal consistory lasted almost three years. It was valued at approximately 8,000 euros in 2019. Its disappearance was "casually" detected by one of the measures to optimize work and control the Treasury area. This consisted of dedomiciling several payments.
The mayor was actually asked for information about the request and receipt of facsimiles before she filed the complaint. She was given a time limit of ten days to reply, but she didn't.