Monday, December 5

The judge sentences former convergent David Madí to 14 months in prison for tax fraud

The magistrate of the criminal court 23 of Barcelona has sentenced the businessman and former leader of Convergència David Madí to 14 months in prison as a necessary collaborator of the crimes against the Public Treasury and false documents in the plot of false invoices derived from the 3% case, has advanced The newspaper and has confirmed

The prosecutor disfigures the former convergent Madí his “lack of credibility” and asks him for two years in prison for tax fraud

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Since the sentence is less than two years and he does not have a criminal record, Madí will not go to prison. His defense will appeal the sentence before the Barcelona Court, which also imposes a fine of 219,750 euros and the prohibition of obtaining subsidies and tax incentives during the period of the sentence.

Prosecutor Pedro Castro asked Madí for two years in prison in a case in which the former manager of TV3 and the producer Triacom Oriol Carbó, who is also being investigated in the 3% case in the National Court, and six others have also been convicted. businessmen accused of issuing false invoices for fictitious work for the production company.

The case was complicated for Madí since Carbó, the main defendant, and businessman Juan Manuel Parra, who was sentenced to 8 months in prison for paying commissions to CDC through the Palau de la Música, admitted the fraud in exchange to see their sentences reduced, as it has been.

At trial, Parra explained that the party “forced” him to issue false invoices to Triacom, a TV3 production company, if he wanted to charge for the services he provided for his 2020 election campaigns in the Parliamentary elections: “Either you take it or you take it.” leave, they told me”. Madí and the rest of the businessmen were also accused of issuing false invoices for fictitious work for the production company.

The case now sentenced was sent in its day by the judge to the National High Court so that it would be part of the 3% case on the alleged payment of commissions to Convergència –in a decision that was later revoked by the Barcelona High Court–, understanding that those same False invoices served to irregularly finance the extinct formation.

The trial was marked by Madí’s reproach to the prosecutor for having, in his opinion, little knowledge of the business world. In his final report, the prosecutor disfigured the former convergent for his “forcefulness in the incoherence” as well as his “lack of credibility” when denying the fraud, while considering “an act of faith” the exculpatory thesis of the former hand of Artur Mas, this is, that the works that Madí invoiced to Triacom were real.

The sentence, on the other hand, accepts the thesis of the Prosecutor’s Office and concludes that the invoices that the Madí companies sent to Triacom for consulting and communication services did not actually occur, but only served so that the audiovisual firm, producer of the programs of TV3 “El Gran Dictat” and “Fish and Chips”, could increase its deductible expenses and thus reduce the payment of VAT and corporate income tax in 2011.