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The prosecutor’s office expands the investigation into Iturralde’s controversial chats

The prosecutor’s office expands the investigation into Iturralde’s controversial chats

The urgent investigation initiated by the prosecutor’s office at the request of the former president of the board of directors of the National Party (PN) Pablo Iturralde will be expanded after the prosecutor Monica Ferrero received the first results of the investigation into the leak of chats between the target and the former senator Gustavo Penadés.

Last Thursday, the surrogate court prosecutor requested an investigation from the Legal Department of the Prosecutor’s Office to determine if the leak came from the institution. With the result of that investigation in her hands, she decided on Wednesday to expand the investigation.

Iturralde, who denied having pressured the prosecutor in the Penadés case, Alicia Ghionerequested in his resignation letter from the National Party an urgent investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office “so that there is no doubt about this episode.”

“The news that I had some kind of influence on the appointment of the prosecutor in the case of former Senator Penadés is absolutely false. Throughout my political career I have defended in all instances the institutions of the Republic, the Rule of Law and the independence of Justice and this has not been the exception,” he wrote.

In the chats broadcast by the press, Iturralde tried to reassure Penadés about the investigation against him for 22 cases of sexual abuse, ensuring that Ghione was a “friend” and suggesting putting pressure on the court prosecutor. Juan Gomez.

Source: Ambito

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