The Prosecutor’s Office opens proceedings on the UGT corruption plot in the diversion of money from FOGASA

The Madrid Provincial Prosecutor’s Office has initiated proceedings for the alleged existence of a corruption plot in the UGT, which could have diverted at least one million euros from the Salary Guarantee Fund (FOGASA).

The alarms went off on December 21, when the until then general secretary of UGT Madrid, Luis Miguel López Reillo, resigned from his post due to “political responsibility and personal dignity”, after reporting irregularities detected in the union to the police. “I report that I have resigned as Secretary General, after filing a complaint with the Judicial Police for an alleged fraud against UGT Madrid. I do it out of political responsibility and personal dignity. Meanwhile, police investigations will continue to clarify the facts. It has been an honor to be the Secretary General of UGT Madrid and fight for the rights of workers, “he explained to the affiliates through a message posted on their social networks.

In parallel to the departure of López Reillo, the union itself filed a complaint with the Prosecutor’s Office. “A few days ago the Secretary General of the Madrid Union filed a complaint at the police station and, likewise, expanding on the facts, the president of the Management Commission of UGT Madrid has submitted a letter to the Madrid Prosecutor’s Office for Economic Crimes, for an alleged fraud against the union, “announced the UGT via a statement.

“According to known information, following the investigation that is underway, the alleged persons involved used the excuse of paying FOGASA benefits to seize money from the union, Without establishing any claim from a worker in relation to this type of benefits with UGT Madrid, so, according to our knowledge, at no time would this affect public funds. The only one affected by the scam would be the organization itself, “they argued.

Now, the Madrid Provincial Prosecutor’s Office has accumulated both complaints and has initiated proceedings to investigate the alleged fraud, whose amount, according to the union, “is still to be determined”, although it could be around one million euros.

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