Rodrigo Rato regrets going to trial without being accused of crimes for which he was arrested

Investigation for alleged fraud

The former vice president and former minister has gone to the Madrid courts in the Plaza de Castilla to collect the order to open the oral trial

Rodrigo Rato upon arrival at the Plaza de Castilla court in Madrid.

Former Vice President of the Government Rodrigo Rato He regretted this Friday having to sit on the bench for the investigation into the origin of his fortune, despite the fact that he is not accused of any of the crimes that led to his arrest in April 2015.

The former minister, who has traveled to the Madrid courts in the Plaza de Castilla to collect the order for the opening of oral proceedings, has ensured that tax crimes attributed to him they refer to professional work carried out through companies, a common practice in liberal professions, and that in other cases, such as former presidents of the Government or former ministers of the current Executive, have never been prosecuted.

The case began in the spring of 2015, at the behest of ONIF, Antifraud Office dependent on the Treasury, which alerted the Madrid Prosecutor’s Office of irregularities in the assets of the former Bankia president and led to a process that began with the arrest of Rato.

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