The Court of Accounts has summoned the former Catalan presidents this Tuesday Artur Mas Y Carles Puigdemont, as well as the former vice president Oriol Junqueras and more than twenty former senior officials in Catalonia, for the practice of the supplementary provisional liquidation of Diplocat expenses related to 1-O.
Those mentioned, among which are also the former councilors Neus Munté, Raul Romeva Y Francesc Homs, they could choose to go in person or delegate their appearance before the Court of Accounts to their legal representative for the defense of their rights and interests, which is the most likely option.
It has also summoned the Generalitat, Diplocat, the Catalan Lawyers for the Constitution, the Catalan Civil Society, the State Lawyers and the Public Prosecutor’s Office.
As reported by the Court of Auditors before agreeing on this summons, those convicted of the ‘procés’ have already paid 4.1 million euros of bail for the money embezzled for the unilateral referendum of 1-O, but the eventual responsibility had yet to be determined accounting of the foreign action of Catalonia between 2011 and 2017, an issue that will be addressed in the appearance of this Tuesday.
The proceedings are part of an instruction on the accounting scope of foreign action to promote the independence process through the so-called “Catalan embassies” and the holding of a referendum carried out by the Council of Public Diplomacy of Catalonia (known as Diplocat).
This instruction, which derives from an audit report, was pending completion and now the Court of Accounts will make a statement of liquidation complementary to the previous one, for the investigation of the facts derived from the aforementioned report that do not coincide with those analyzed in the liquidation practiced.
The provisional settlement of expenses for 1-O, sealed on January 28, 2020, set an amount of 4,146,274.97 euros, an amount that was guaranteed in February of that year as a guarantee to avoid the seizure of assets, but not for the payment and final satisfaction of accounting responsibilities.