Maria Angeles Sanchez Conde It will be the new number two of Dolores Delgado in the State Attorney General’s Office. Sánchez Conde, who will replace the recently deceased Juan Ignacio Campos as Deputy Prosecutor of the Supreme Court, has been chosen by Delgado herself. The former socialist minister has vetoed the two prosecutors of the process independentista Consuelo Madrigal and Javier Zaragoza who did not give in to pressure from the Executive and remained firm in the accusation against those convicted by 1-O. Due to their independence and professionalism, Delgado decided to separate them from matters that affect the Government when he took power from the Prosecutor’s Office.
The new prosecutor belongs to the Progressive Union of Prosecutors (UPF) association, the same as Delgado. The former minister has decided to veto the two candidates with the best professional career to put one of her rope and “thus control the decisions of the lieutenant prosecutor who studies the accusations against the members of the Government to which she belonged,” explained sources consulted to OKDIARY. In this way the omens are fulfilled, which predicted the appointment of Sánchez Conde for his “political tendency akin to the attorney general.” Consulted tax sources fear that, with this decision by Delgado, “the Prosecutor’s Office will completely lose the independence that it should enjoy.”
Among the candidates finally rejected is, in addition, the head of the Special Anti-Drug Prosecutor’s Office, José Ramón Noreña, who enjoys great recognition within the career but in February 2021 he starred in a scuffle with Dolores Delgado, calling one of his appointments “illegal and inappropriate.”
The election of the new Supreme Court fiscal lieutenant, a key position that coordinates the work of the Public Ministry in the five chambers of the high court, has been debated in the Fiscal Council held this Tuesday, where its members have negotiated positions to decide a vote which, however, is not binding. It was Dolores Delgado who made the final decision. In this way, being a position of discretionary election, some candidates started with a greater advantage than others.
Delgado’s new number 2
The new prosecutor of the Supreme Court entered the prosecutorial career in 1982, when she obtained her first assignment in Cádiz. Two years later, in 1984, he moved to Barcelona and, later, he took up positions in the León and Bilbao prosecutor’s offices and, in 1990, became the prosecutor of the Madrid Superior Court of Justice, a department that he would direct in 1992. In In 1997 she was appointed a prosecutor before the Constitutional Court and, in just over 10 years, she rose to the leadership after holding the post of lieutenant prosecutor for a brief period. Specifically, it was in 2009 when he promoted to the category of Chamber prosecutor and, appointed by the then State Attorney General Candido Conde-Pumpido, was appointed Chief Prosecutor of the Chamber of this prosecution. A position in which it was renewed in 2015, already with the Government of the Popular Party.
Less than a year ago, on March 30, 2021, she was appointed Chamber Prosecutor attached to the Criminal Chamber of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court at the proposal of Dolores Delgado, who this Tuesday has chosen her again to occupy the position of lieutenant prosecutor of the Supreme Court. At that time, the State Attorney General justified the appointment of Maria Angeles Sanchez Conde for his “professional background, his permanent assumption of positions of responsibility, his brilliant resume, leadership and work capacity.” All of this, in Delgado’s opinion, was “outstanding for assuming the challenge of co-directing one of the two Criminal Sections of the Supreme Court Prosecutor’s Office,” a position that he will now leave to become number two in the State Attorney General’s Office.