Jordi Pujol Ferrusola, son of the former president of the Generalitat of Catalonia Jordi Pujol, has asked the judge of the National Court that is investigating the origin of the family patrimony to apply the increase in the professional minimum wage and allow him to use his account of 1,260 euros at month, compared to the 1,167.66 euros that he could withdraw up to now.
In a letter, to which Europa Press has had access, Pujol Ferrusola's defense reminded judge Santiago Pedraz that already in March 2022 he agreed to partially unlock one of his accounts so that he could have an amount equivalent to his salary every month. interprofessional minimum.
Now, the eldest son of the former president -who has had his assets blocked for eight years in the framework of the investigation that is being followed in the National Court- wants the amount to be updated by virtue of the increase recently approved by the Government.
"Since the minimum interprofessional salary for the year 2023 has been updated - in accordance with Royal Decree 99/2023, of February 14, we are interested in this letter that the Court agree to order CaixaBank SA that the monthly amount to be released in favor of from Mr. Pujol is 1,260 euros", has indicated the lawyer Cristóbal Martell.
In an order signed yesterday Monday, to which this news agency has also had access, Judge Pedraz has asked the Prosecutor's Office to rule and issue a report on Pujol Ferrusola's request.
Throughout the investigation, Pujol Ferrusola has stressed that the court imposed on him in 2015 as a precautionary measure "the control of his economic life, even in its most prosaic areas, such as accrual and payments of municipal taxes, has been absolute " . Consequently, he has assured that he "has had to count on the direct and disinterested financial support of his closest relatives to face ordinary day-to-day expenses."
It should be remembered that the head of the Central Court of Instruction Number 5 opened an oral trial against the former Catalan president and his seven children, including Jordi Pujol Ferrusola, for being part of an alleged criminal organization that would have enriched himself for decades with corrupt activities using his position policy.
The Prosecutor's Office requests 9 years in prison for the former president of Catalonia and 29 for his eldest son for alleged crimes of criminal organization or illicit association, money laundering, against the Public Treasury, document falsification and frustration of the execution in relation to the management of his heritage.
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