A complainant tells the judge an attempt to destroy documents of the imputed Ayuso collaborator

A complainant tells the judge an attempt to destroy documents of the imputed Ayuso collaborator

The former mayor of Arroyomolinos, Carlos Ruipérez -Ciudadanos-, has recounted this Monday in court how he prevented Ana Millán’s subordinates in the Department of Youth from destroying documentation of the department in 2015, while the change of municipal government was taking place, according to legal sources. Ruipérez has assured that upon receiving information about what was happening he sent two collaborators, who saved all the papers they could and that, after analyzing them, a complaint was filed with the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office.

Ruipérez has appeared as a witness before the head of the Investigating Court number 6 of Navalcarnero, who is investigating the newly appointed Deputy Secretary of Territorial Organization of the Madrid PP, Ana Millán, for allegedly having received payment from a businessman awarded the department that she directed at one stage prior to being mayor of Arroyomolinos.

The two people who went to Millán’s office put the documentation in two or three garbage bags, according to the witness, and an official kept them under lock and key. Among the documentation they found was an email in which Millán claims late payments to a businessman, the origin of this investigation, as confirmed by Ruipérez.

The incoming government team, with Ruipérez at the head, studied the documentation and ten months after taking over from the Mayor’s Office, they sent a complaint to Anticorruption considering that the management of the previous PP Government could be related to the Púnica case. That was in 2016. In 2020, Judge Manuel García Castellón sent to a local court the facts that could be a crime because they were not linked to the macro-cause of corruption linked to the Madrid PP that is being investigated in his court. The UCO registered Ana Millán’s old office in January 2022.

Judge José Luis García Marfil charged the mayor after she did not want to testify before the Central Operative Unit of the Civil Guard, who had summoned her for the alleged crimes of bribery, administration fraud, embezzlement and money laundering. Now the head of it, Lidia Prada Zurdo, has taken over the court. Recently, Millán has appealed the judge’s decision to transfer to the Civil Guard what the politician declared in court.

In four years, between January 3, 2008 and July 13, 2012, and while she was Councilor for Youth, Ana Belén Millán received 44,462.67 euros from the Neverland company, owned by Vicente Roselló, according to the records of the Civil Guard handed over to the court. Roselló is also charged in the case.

Four companies from Roselló were awarded, between 2006 and 2011, more than 660,915.21 euros in contracts from the Department of Youth, according to data that the UCO obtained from the Treasury. When Millán changed his Department, the Arroyomolinos City Council stopped hiring Roselló, according to the Civil Guard. In addition, Millán received another 6,642 euros from Roselló in 2012, the reason for which is unknown.

In court, Ana Millán argued that this income corresponded to the payment of rent by the Roselló company for an attic owned by the mayor in the center of the town. Millán assured in court that if she received from Neverland almost double its market price, it is because the businessman was interested in the contract including a right to purchase that she ultimately did not exercise.

During her statement on April 22, Ana Millán told the judge that it was ‘vox populi’ that she had an apartment and that she wanted to rent it, so it was normal for a businessman linked to the municipality to know and be interested in him. However, this Monday, Ruipérez has said that he did not know until 2014, much later, that Millán was renting that attic, despite being for years in charge of the City Council and head of Civil Protection of the town.

Several more witnesses were expected to testify this Monday, including Ana Millán’s husband in relation to cash income that the Civil Guard found by Isabel Díaz Ayuso’s collaborator. The agents found 52,950 euros deposited in cash in his bank account between 2008 and 2017.

She explained that her husband works in the hotel industry and in the “night world”, that he gave her amounts for common expenses and that she, who does not like to have money at home, deposited it in the bank. Next, Judge García Marfil summoned Millán’s partner as a witness, although the popular accusation of Más Madrid has asked that his condition be changed to that of being investigated. This declaration and the rest of those planned have been suspended due to lack of acknowledgment of receipt of the citations.

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