Politics Ferraz will not adopt measures against the PSOE of Fuerteventura, political epicenter of the 'Mediator case'

The Federal Executive of the PSOE will not adopt any measure to supervise its party in Fuerteventura, the political epicenter of the Mediator case

Politics Ferraz will not adopt measures against the PSOE of Fuerteventura, political epicenter of the 'Mediator case'

The Federal Executive of the PSOE will not adopt any measure to supervise its party in Fuerteventura, the political epicenter of the Mediator case. Both former deputy Juan Bernardo Fuentes Curbelo and his nephew, Taishet Fuentes Gutiérrez, both implicated in the alleged plot to collect bribes from Canarian livestock companies in exchange for granting subsidies or avoiding inspections, come from this island.

The two were suddenly suspended from militancy the same day that the first arrests were made in the framework of this operation and an expulsion file was opened for them, which is being processed. In Ferraz, they thus consider the fire put out and rule out applying additional mechanisms to check if other alleged irregularities have occurred within this local organization.

According to the sources consulted by this newspaper, Blas Acosta, island secretary of the Fuerteventura Socialists, as well as Deputy Minister of Economy of the Government of the Canary Islands, placed the Fuentes as directors of Livestock in the Executive of Ángel Víctor Torres: first to Juan Bernardo and, after the resignation of Tito Berni - the nickname given to him by the members of the plot - to occupy a seat in Congress, his nephew Taishet. In the unwritten balance of powers in the archipelago, it is up to the majoreros to choose who occupies this position of responsibility since he leads the classification of goat heads with more than 74,000.

"I did not expect this type of behavior and I feel ashamed for what it means for the PSOE and in Fuerteventura, even more," Acosta was quick to distance himself from the politicians he helped promote after learning of his arrest. "We continue to be disgusted by what we are seeing, both of all the possible crimes committed in the exercise of their functions and of the way in which women have been harassed and of the libertine conduct, bordering on the criminality of these two people," he added. in a statement alluding to the famous images with prostitutes and drugs.

Taishet Fuentes had been fired in June 2022 for "lack of trust", an expression to which Ángel Víctor Torres' team continues to refer when asked if they already had indications of the irregularities now accused of. He was succeeded at the head of the Livestock Directorate by José Cabrera Noda, also part of the Majorera and Socialist quota in the Canarian Government.

In addition, the mediator who gives the plot its name, Antonio Navarro Tacoronte, is the nephew of Julián Navarro Casañas, a veteran of the PSOE in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura whose influence the intermediary displayed to try to tie agreements with renowned industrialists. who were seeking to expand on the islands, according to the investigation. In the case, the activity of the Unión Tetir Football Club is also being monitored, from whose presidency Fuentes Curbelo resigned last week and in which at least three businessmen allegedly involved made income worth 5,000 euros.

"No, no and no", they respond in Ferraz to whether the deputy whom he forced to leave the minutes before his name was publicly linked to the alleged corruption network has appealed his expulsion from the party to the Ethics and Guarantees Commission. In addition, party officials have come to refer to him in public as "that person" to distance himself from the person who until February 14 was a member of his parliamentary group.

The PSOE is not in favor of supporting an investigation commission on Mediator in Congress either. "In the face of corruption, zero tolerance, but we are not going to admit the widespread smear campaigns towards innocents," defended yesterday the spokesperson for the formation, Pilar Alegría, in reference to the socialists who have been designated as attending the dinners he organized Fuentes Curbelo in the Ramses restaurant in Madrid, and insisted that "it would be desirable for others to act with the same diligence", in a direct message to the PP.

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