Judge Pablo Llarena has requested Minister of Finance, Cristóbal Montoro, to inform him "as soon as possible" on data on which he bases his claim that public funds were not used in illegal referendum of 1 October. In a Providence dictated this Wednesday, magistrate of Supreme Court urges Montoro to inform him of "objective support" of his statements which, according to judge, contradict sources of evidence contained in instruction of cause.More information
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- DESCARGABLEConsulta Providence with which supreme requires information to Montoro (PDF)
The statements of Minister of Finance for which Llarena asks for explanations were collected in an interview published last Monday in world. Just that day instructor of Open cause in supreme against leaders of procés began round of statements inquiries to defendants who are in custody. And in ir appearances, many of defendants have rejected crime of embezzlement attributed to m and have been protected in statements of Minister, as Llarena himself recalls in resolution issued on Wednesday.
The judge warns that this claim by Treasury "contradicts" evidence collected in judicial instruction so that it requires him to inform him in writing of "concrete support objective" of his claims.
The words of Minister have captured prominence in almost all statements this week in supreme, especially those of those prosecuted who are attributed crime of embezzlement, such as Oriol Junqueras, Josep Rull and Jordi Turull. All three have stated before Llarena that minister himself rules out that this crime exists, on which judge keeps a secret piece open to collect some data.
After knowing request of Llarena to Montoro, Vox, which exerts popular accusation against leaders of procés, it has affirmed that it will demand resignation of Minister of Finance if it is confirmed that it lacked truth in its manifestations and that yes funds were used Public in illegal referendum of October 1.