The National Court identifies the methods of fixing contracts in the Aznar era

The General State Intervention has analyzed for court number 5 of the National Court, which investigates the piece of bribes from box b of the PP, a total of nine public contracts awarded during Aznar’s time for about 200 million euros to a confessed donor to the party’s parallel accounting, Alfonso García Pozuelo, and has found similarities that, in the opinion of the researchers, they underpin the formula for size.

Apparently, everything was legal and the contracts were awarded by public tender to the offer of the constructor García Pozuelo, always cheaper. But These offers were close to the “reckless withdrawal” and once awarded, modified up to 19.9 percent because, as the technicians emphasize, if the cost overruns reached 20%, the State Council had to be alerted and the cake could be discovered. There were also other “reformed” or “excesses by measurements”, which ended up making the contracts more expensive by between 30 and 40% in total.

Among the contracts analyzed there are up to four sections of the AVE, lThe works of the Lorca hostel, a SEPES project and even a police station in Xirivella.

Alfonso García Pozuelo confessed in the trial for the first time of the Gürtel that the leader of the plot, Francisco Correa, mediated for him to obtain contracts with different ministries and in return, it paid commissions to the “central bodies.” In addition to those percentage bites for each contract, according to Bárcenas’ papers, he also paid other bribes between 1998 and 2006 for 258,161 euros. Correa declared that García Pozuelo was just one more on the list of businessmen through whom he mediated to obtain contracts.

The court believes you have strong evidence of how the awards in favor of donors to box b of the PP were rigged, and requests a comprehensive report of the case.

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