The Written of Defense of Jordi Pujol before the National Hearing: I had money in Andorra for the political risk I assumed

Former Catalan President Jordi Pujol has presented before the national hearing his defense writing, in which he justifies the possession of hidden funds in Ando

The Written of Defense of Jordi Pujol before the National Hearing: I had money in Andorra for the political risk I assumed

Former Catalan President Jordi Pujol has presented before the national hearing his defense writing, in which he justifies the possession of hidden funds in Andorra for the "political risk he assumed". In this sense, the historic nationalist leader discloses such funds from any activity related to corruption and explains that his father decided to bend that money due to "deep instability and risks" by engaging in public action. One end that, always according to Pujol, provoked "a deep restlessness and uneasiness" in his father.

In a brief written of just three folios to which the world has had access, the former president defends himself, assisted by the lawyers Christopher Martell and Albert Carrillo, of the accusations of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office and the warrants already by the Court of Instruction Number 5 of the National Hearing, which has opened judgment against him and his children by a rosary of crimes linked to political corruption.

It details that "he started his professional career by maintaining a strong linking" with his father, Florenci Pujol Brugat, and that both set out "projects of so much dimension as the Fides laboratories", of which he was "CEO" or "Catalan Banking, from the acquisition "by its progenitor of Banking Dorca in 1959.

"However," emphasizes, "Soon political activity became claiming the greatest effort and effort and economic activity it was also reoriented and at the service of the political project," he adds. Hence, the "deep political instability" led to his father "venture an uncertain future for him and then numerous family of him."

"In that framework of concern," continues the Pujol Defense Written, "and willing to ensure and guarantee the economic stability of his daughter-in-law and grandchildren, Florenci Pujol Brugat let know" that "it was a deposit abroad with desire. that it remained united and intact to cushion future eventualities of economic need for the political risk it assumed. "

In parallel, his eldest son, Jordi Pujol Ferrusola, who has managed family fortune during recent years, has also presented his defense writing. In the same it defends that he has carried out an intense business activity "promoting and promoting projects, creating investment platforms agglutinating capital" or carrying out "intermediation tasks".

In all that "huge and heterogeneous activity" in which the anti-corruption prosecutor's office warns the collection of illegal commissions, Pujol Ferrusola argues that always remained margin from public procurement. "None of these activities have had connection, link or relationship with public administration and singularly with the award for tender for public work contracts, services or any public resolution activity in areas of economic content."

In this line apostille that "they do not consist, nor the accusation has identified a single assumption in which it will directly or indirectly or indirectly an activity in the administrative environment before authorities or officials". Likewise, he denies that the collection of amounts due to advisory work was related to the collection of bribes and circumscribes them to his strictly professional work.

Updated Date: 18 October 2021, 08:27

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