Tuesday, March 28

The award of 1.5 million to a friend of Ayuso unleashes a war in the PP between accusations of espionage

The Community of Madrid handpicked 1.5 million euros in masks to a businessman friend of Isabel Díaz Ayuso. This news, an investigation that elDiario.es published on November 17, is at the center of a new war between the national leadership of the Popular Party and the president of Madrid. As published on Wednesday The world Y The confidentialPP leaders tried to hire a detective agency to find out if behind that contract there was a commission charged by the brother of the regional president, Tomás Díaz Ayuso,

The investigation that elDiario.es published in November revealed that the Government of Madrid had handpicked a 1.5 million euro contract for the purchase of FFP2 and FFP3 masks from the company Priviet Sportive SL, owned by Daniel Alcazar. He is a businessman who is a close friend of the Díaz Ayusos, ever since they were children and the three of them played together in the town where their families originated: Sotillo de la Adrada (Ávila). According to what numerous witnesses told elDiario.es, “they have always been friends.” “As children it was common to see Daniel and Ayuso’s brother together.” From the environment of the president they did not deny the friendly relationship. And the businessman did not answer any of the questions that this newsroom put to him then.

The contract in question to the friend of the Díaz Ayuso family was awarded without public tender on April 1, 2020, taking advantage of the emergency procedures of the first state of alarm. Priviet Sportive was dedicated to the textile and livestock business, and had no previous experience in the health sector, nor had it worked before with the Community of Madrid. This award by the urgency procedure is the first and only contractual relationship between this company and the regional administration.

As a result of this information from elDiario.es, according to El Mundo and El Confidencial, people close to the national PP tried to find out if Díaz Ayuso’s brother had taken a commission in exchange for that 1.5 million euro contract. to their friend. El Mundo assures that the Municipal Housing Company of Madrid – which depends on the Government of Almedia – commissioned a budget in December from the Grupo Mira detective company to investigate the current accounts of Tomás Díaz Ayuso, his VAT returns and also the billing of Priviet Sportive, the company that won the contract.

El Mundo also assures that Díaz Ayuso discovered that this investigation was under way with detectives through a former Rajoy minister, whose name he does not mention and who was the person who gave the notice. And that the detective company never investigated this matter because the assignment was never formalized or paid for.

The national leadership of the PP has issued a statement in which it “categorically denies the information published in relation to an alleged investigation into the health contracts awarded by the Community of Madrid” and warns that “it will take the appropriate judicial measures in the face of these falsehoods”.