Julio Mateos Palacios, extesorero of the compensation board of Sector F of Almensilla (Seville) and currently in prison for the alleged embezzlement of 3.7 million euros from the accounts of that entity, has lent this Friday a judicial declaration for the first time and has assured that a former president of the board of compensation and current high-level of the Board “disposed” of money from said meeting for “personal matters” and “settle debts”.
Sources of the case have informed to Europa Press that, after the turn of appearances of the past month of July, when Julio Mateos appeared by videoconference from the jail but it took refuge his right not to declare, the judge of First Instance and Instruction number 1 Coria del Río has set for this Friday a new appearance of the treasurer, key figure in the investigation of the matter.
In this sense, a police car with two agents has transferred Julio Mateos from the prison where he is interned to the Court in question, where he has only answered the questions that his lawyer has asked him and has avoided answering both the judge and to the prosecutor and to the other parties involved in this proceeding, as indicated by the same sources consulted by Europa Press.
In this way, the ‘Dioni’ of Almensilla has ensured that “can claim” that the former president of the compensation board and general director of the consortium for the development of policies on information society and knowledge in Andalusia ‘Fernando de los Ríos’, Ismael Perea, “had money” from the compensation board “for personal matters and settle debts”.
In this sense, Julio Mateos has pointed out in particular a debt that Ismael Perea himself had with the BBVA and that amounted to 35,000 euros.
Similarly, and according to the same sources, Julio Mateos has acknowledged that, “in spite of the fact that two signatures are required to dispose of money from the account of the compensation board”, during one year, specifically from 2013 to 2014, ” he had checks only with his signature. “
In a nutshell, he has revealed to his lawyer’s questions that La Caixa “never stopped him despite knowing the bank that two signatures were necessary.”
To finish, Julio Mateos has informed that, while he is in prison, he will not declare again, since when he is in prison he does not have access to the whole cause, so, in any case, he will give a statement in the trial that is held by these acts.
THE MOON OF JULIO MATEOS
Julio Mateos, let’s remember, remains in prison since he was arrested in August 2016, after fleeing in 2015 when he confessed that he had appropriated money from the account of the compensation board, provided with contributions from the parcelistas to undertake the urbanization of the sector F and the provision of basic services in the area, some works are still far from complete.
At the time of availing himself of his right not to testify in the batch of appearances of July 13, the former treasurer of the compensation board alleged that although he intends to give a statement, he does not have the transcripts of the statements that have been made. made to date and such extreme causes a situation of “helplessness.”
On July 13, the former president of the compensation board and general director of the regional consortium ‘Fernando de los Ríos’, Ismael Perea, testified before the examining magistrate, also as investigators; the president and secretary of the compensation board, in turn members of the board of delegates, and the former mayor of Almensilla José Carlos López (IU-CA), who as the first mayor was representative of the City Council on the board of delegates.
According to the National Police, Julio Mateos, “preempting his position (as treasurer of the compensation board of Sector F), he appropriated large sums of money” since 2006. The researchers, in that sense, calculate that the total embezzlement could amount to more than 3,706,718 euros, “with a number of affected that would be around 600 families.” And is that the alleged embezzlement, we insist, would have been perpetrated on the money provided by the parcelistas to urbanize the area and provide it with basic equipment.
As for Ismael Perea, current director general of the Fernando de los Ríos consortium, socialist exedil of Almensilla City Council and former president of the compensation board, the Unit against Economic and Fiscal Crime (UDEF) of the National Police included him among the ” people who are considered of great relevance in the investigation, “along with Julio Mateos, who was auditor of the entity, Juan Carlos N., and Marianela Sánchez, responsible for the advice Asema.