The German bank Deutsche Bank has informed the judge of the Madrid mask case that the investigated businessman Luis Medina only has 247.26 euros in his accounts currently. This is stated in a ruling signed by the magistrate of Instruction number 47 of Madrid, Adolfo Carretero, who investigates him and another businessman named Alberto Luceño for taking six million in commissions after signing three contracts with the Madrid City Council to bring material healthcare at the start of the pandemic.

Both are being investigated for a crime of aggravated fraud, another of money laundering and a third of false documents. According to the complaint filed last week by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, Luis Medina spent the million euros he earned from the business on the purchase of a sailboat and in bonds worth 400,000 euros. For this reason, the judge initiated the procedures to seize all the assets and safeguard them as bail in case the businessmen were convicted.

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According to a ruling issued this Tuesday to which El Confidencial has had access, the judge says that “in view of the information on the balances of the seized accounts of Mr. Medina, provided by the Deutsche Bank banking entity, and, taking into account that currently only has a positive balance in one of them amounting to 247.26 euros and that no longer has the bonds referred to by the Public Prosecutorwhose embargo was interested by this Court, of that transfer to the Public Prosecutor’s Office and other parties in person so that they request, within a period of five days, the adoption of new precautionary measures of an economic nature for the assurance of civil responsibilities “.

The judge considers that the case is “serious” and recalls that at the time the events occurred there were “thousands of deaths daily”. “The crimes investigated not only affect public funds, but also have a general interest and enormous public repercussion, when investigating the handling of the aforementioned funds in a matter as serious as the acquisition of medical supplies at the height of the crisis. the covid-19 pandemic, with thousands of deaths daily, ”says the letter dictated this Tuesday.


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