Pedro Sánchez’s wife will testify before a court for the corruption case

Pedro Sánchez’s wife will testify before a court for the corruption case

The Court of Instruction No. 41 of Madrid summoned to testify on July 5 as investigated Begoña Gómezthe wife of Spanish president, Pedro Sánchezwithin the framework of the investigation for alleged corruption.

The decision comes after the court rejected last week the request of the Prosecutor’s Office that recommended closing the investigationhaving not found “sufficient” elements to continue it.

However, the Madrid court considered that there were “indications about the alleged commission of a criminal act” and authorized the preliminary investigation to continue.

“The Investigative Court No. 41 of Madrid has summoned Begoña Gómez to testify as an investigator on Friday, July 5, at 10:00 a.m.,” in relation to the case for the alleged “crimes of corruption in the private sector and influence peddling”the justice explained in a statement.

Begoña Gómez is accused of influence peddling

Begoña Gómez is the subject of investigation for the links she established, in the exercise of her profession, with companies that negotiated public aid or participated in public competitions. The case focuses on public contracts awarded to a businessman who had professional relations with Gómez.

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Begoña Gómez is being investigated by the Spanish justice system for influence peddling and alleged corruption.

The investigations against him for possible corruption and influence peddling They were opened following a complaint from a group close to the extreme right, Clean handswhich admitted that it was based solely on press articles.

After this accusation, Sánchez framed the accusations against his wife in a strategy of “harassment and demolition” against his left-wing government carried out by “media with a marked right-wing and far-right orientation”, supported by the conservative opposition.

When the investigation was made public, the president of Spain announced that he was considering resigning and that he took five days to reflect and make a decision. Finally, he stayed in power and said: “I have decided to continue, to continue with even more strength if possible”.

This Tuesday’s summons against his wife is a political setback for Sánchez, since the right-wing opposition claims that This investigation reinforces his accusations of corruption against the socialist president and his government.

Source: Ambito

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