With a tone of anger, the judge José de la Mata has accused the Pujol Ferrusola your "careful" strategy to hide the fortune of the family, whose origins investigates the National Audience. In an order dated 2 October, to which have accessed ABC, the magistrate an eyesore for the lack of collaboration from the clan Pujol and denounces the multiple methods used to hide the traces of their financial positions.
"If there is something evident, is that the performance of the whole organization over the years has been characterized by a careful strategy, the millimetre applied: the hiding," says the Kills in the resolution. In it, judge rejects a requested action by the lawyers of the family Pujol Ferrusola, which is imputed to the full. The Prosecution objected to it.
The defense asked the judge to claim to the Agency the information you had received of any foreign administration, to demonstrate, according to them, that the family has no funds available abroad. The Mata considers that the due diligence is "unnecessary" and "useless", given the attitude of the family. The defense of the Pujol Ferrusola –marriage and seven children, led by the eldest son, Jordi Pujol Júnior– will appeal the decision to the Criminal division, according to has been able to know ABC.
To refuse the request, the judge elevates the tone and abronca to the family. "The members of the organization, members of the family Pujol Ferrusola, have been used systemically corporate structures and financial after the that parapetarse and hide their identities and their heritage; legal, accounting, banking, corporate and tax, as well as specialists in areas off-shore and in the design of corporate structures to concoct plans of concealment and laundering; straw purchasers, trustees, advisors, collaborators and intermediaries in Spain and other places." Mata cites as examples some actions, pointing especially to Jordi Pujol's son, the firstborn, regarded as the dealer of the family money.
a few weeks Ago, the judge extended the maximum term of the research until march 23, 2021 , before the need comes still information about the money of the family of jurisdictions such as Andorra or Luxembourg. Mata is not believed the version of the family, which alleges that the money comes from a legacy of the grandfather Florenci. They have declared all.
The researchers believe that the origin of the fortune are fees collected –supposedly illegally– employers contractors of the public administration, thanks to the power of the family name. Jordi Pujol Solei, the father, was president of the Generalitat for 23 years , between 1980 and 2003, and is a historical leader of Catalan nationalism.
In the judgment Of the Kills set forth as an example "the battery of foundations domiciled in jurisdictions off-shore and in the hands of straw purchasers", and alludes to explicítamente to Kopeland, Doral, Donneran, Kamala and the newly discovered Paty. He adds that the former Catalan was even placed as an account holder of yours to his eldest son, but he made it clear by writing that in the event of death the funds would become of his wife.
Sources from the defense of the Pujol regret that the judge rejected the first due diligence test is asking for seven years of instruction, and consider that the certification of the Treasury prove that they are not hiding anything. The lawyers argue that a convention of the OECD, agrees to disclose ownership of the beneficiaries of any financial asset, forcing transparency.Updated Date: 04 October 2019, 09:00