The Iranian consultant Zanganeh denies to be commissioner and have bribed AVE officials to Mecca

The Iranian consultant Shahpari Zanganeh argues that "he did not act as a lobist or commissioner in the High-Speed Train project Medina-La Mecca and says that

The Iranian consultant Zanganeh denies to be commissioner and have bribed AVE officials to Mecca

The Iranian consultant Shahpari Zanganeh argues that "he did not act as a lobist or commissioner in the High-Speed Train project Medina-La Mecca and says that the function he played was that of" Project Devolper ". He did, according to the version he has sent To the world, "Through the society, Epic Arabia Project Development (Epica)". An entity that, explains Zanganeh, "advises Spanish private companies in the formation of the consortium and in the preparation of the Deals on preicing and tender, in the context of an extremely demanding international tender. "

Zanganeh carries out these precisions after the world reveal a few days ago the content of the Rogeic Commission sent by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office to Saudi Arabia, took place last July. In it, the Public Ministry tries to determine whether the fees received by Zanganeh were used to bribe public officials and claim banking documentation for payments to their society.

The origin of this requirement is found in the affirmations made by the former lover of King Don Juan Carlos, Corinna Larsen, the Commissioner José Manuel Villarejo, in which he initially pointed to Zanganeh as a commission. One end that Larsen himself subsequently rectified in her statement against anti-corruption.

The consultancy, legally assisted by the Cuatrecasas law firm, adds that "once the contract was finally awarded to the Spanish consortium, he also advised and thoroughly attended the private members" of the same "in the phase of execution of the contract for more than seven years" .

Likewise, it stresses that it "provided these services under a consulting contract subscribed by Epica with Spanish private companies subject to the highest international standards in exchange for the perception of fixed fees for their services."

With regard to this last extreme, Zanganeh indicates that its emoluments "do not ascend, not remotely, to the figure of 'between 80 and 100 million euros'". "In fact, EPICA has been forced to initiate arbitral procedures against private members of the consortium to claim more than half of the agreed fees that, to this day, remain unpaid."

In turn, "he refreshments," as he already declared him voluntarily before the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, which "the remuneration of Epica has been used to cover up or allow any illegal action." At the same time he emphasizes that "she has never shared the remuneration perceived by her legitimate professional performance with any other person, much less has been a participant or a convenient scheme to make improper payments."

Finally, it points out that "the first payments perceived by the society of which it is under the consulting contract did not occur until December 2012; that is, after more than a year since the award of the Spanish consortium project, in October from 2011".

He adds that, as Larsen herself already declared "before the Swiss and Spanish prosecutors, knowledge about the AVE project to Mecca" of the latter "was limited and by third parties." And Apostille that she has "full confidence and security in which the anti-corruption prosecutor will confirm the absence of any indication that relates the intervention of it as Project Developer in the project with any criminal action."

Updated Date: 25 November 2021, 05:36

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