Wednesday, November 30

The looting of the Blasco family’s Valencian health system: 35 million euros to pay for land, vehicles and luxury trips

Vehicle and motorcycle payments, trips to Rome, Las Vegas, Punta Cana, Costa Rica or China and even cleaning staff. The plot of the ‘Osvaldo case’, a complex network of companies allegedly used by Sergio Blasco, former manager of the Provincial Hospital of Valencia, to channel alleged illicit commissions, reveals the use of money from the Valencian public health system for expenses of the family of the ex-conseller of the PP Rafael Blasco, convicted of corruption in the context of the looting of Valencian cooperation funds. The head of the Court of Instruction number 6 of Valencia has issued the abbreviated procedure order, which places Sergio Blasco and his brother Francisco José on the edge of the defendant’s dock for the alleged crimes of embezzlement, fraud against the administration, influence peddling , prevarication and bribery. The resolution also reveals the insides of a plot that obtained public awards worth 35 million euros.

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The investigating judge maintains that Sergio Blasco created “a network of companies and people who obtained an illicit benefit” from the award of public tenders to firms of acquaintances who in turn subcontracted alleged services and jobs to other companies in the same network, without activity some, “but thereby justifying the payments that were made” and using them to collect “direct and indirect commissions.” The plot came to justify payments with consulting jobs downloaded from the ‘Rincón del vago’. In short, a network dedicated to “the management of the collection of commissions”, according to the car.

Sergio Blasco was financial director of the Provincial Hospital of Valencia between 1997 and 2001 and manager between 2002 and 2014, the year in which he resigned after a complaint by Esquerra Unida before the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office. “From his position as director of the hospital, he directs the network of contracts and companies to obtain illicit benefits and distribute them,” the order indicates. In the plot, businessmen such as Miguel Sanfélix, José María Soriano, José María Brotón González and even a taxi driver who constituted one of the screen firms appear as defendants. All of them united by bonds of friendship with Sergio Blasco.

The instructor establishes a pyramid of three levels formed by real companies that received awards of 33 million euros between 2005 and 2014, other firms with a minimum structure that enter two million public euros in the same period and a third step with companies without personnel or “real economic activity”.

The business pyramid, according to the reports of the Economic and Fiscal Crime Unit (UDEF) of the National Police and the experts of the State Intervention, paid private expenses of the Blasco family and other members of the alleged plot. One of the emails intervened in the police records reveals that the businessman Miguel Sanfélix informed Sergio Blasco about the turnover of the company Outlog SL (the one that obtained the highest volume of awards), “without any justification except for the agreement between them”, according to the magistrate.

The summary also contains recordings of meetings in which Sergio Blasco is heard stating that “he has put a lot into this business” and “he has worked his ass off to get contracts.” The case also includes conversations on WhatsApp and by email between Sergio Blasco and businessman José María Soriano in which the latter asks the then manager of the Provincial Hospital for “permission and opinion” on the management of companies.

Luxury trips and farms for Sergio Blasco

The company Vamont Consulting, linked to the projects abroad of the alleged plot, also made payments for expenses of Sergio Blasco and people around him. Thus, the company paid for trips to Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Las Vegas (including an excursion to the Colorado Canyon) and China, among other destinations. There is also a payment of 6,000 euros to the Caputxins falla in Alzira, the clan’s place of origin, the same year that Sergio Blasco’s wife and daughter were older falleras, in addition to other expenses paid by hospital staff and their families. without justification.”

The firm Tamazula SL, without any activity, had as employees the service personnel of Sergio Blasco and his wife, Deborah Salom Císcar (daughter of Consuelo Císcar, the wife of Rafael Blasco). The shell company also purchased a Volvo XC90 driven by the wife of the former hospital manager and paid for a trip to Tunisia for the couple (recorded as a “business trip”), air conditioning equipment, outdoor lamps and an interior design studio.

The mercantile Maintenance Integrales Turia SL lent Tamazula SL (managed by the alleged figurehead Francisco José Escandell, also prosecuted) 125,000 euros for the acquisition of four rustic properties in Carcaixent linked to Sergio Blasco and paid 92,000 euros for works on the property that the family owns in Alzira. On the other hand, Tamazula SL acquired four other rustic properties in the Barraca de Aigües Vives de Alzira, where a mansion of Rafael Blasco and his wife Consuelo Císcar is located, auctioned to pay the civil liability imposed on the former PP politician.

Finally, the firm Corporación Sociosanitaria del Mediterráneo paid for catering in Alzira, subscription to a VIP box at Valencia Basket and a trip to Rome for José Vicente B., head of environmental management at the hospital, “as compensation” for his collaboration in work in Equatorial Guinea by Sergio Blasco. In addition, he also bought a Mercedes class M, whose usual driver was Sergio Blasco and paid for a course at the University of Navarra, held in Madrid, for his wife. The company also paid for a trip to Costa Rica for Sergio Blasco and for the defendant Gisela Samudio Bejarano, administrator of the Identiart company and “a person closely linked” to the manager of the Provincial Hospital.

The investigations have documented the payment of a trip to Düsseldorf (Germany) to a senior manager of the hospital and his partner. Connectall System, another of the companies in the network, made a payment of 14,000 euros to a nursing assistant related to a hospital manager. The company Kanbanlog bought a Jeep Wrangler vehicle used by businessman Miguel Sanfélix, in addition to a Nissan, while Solucones Logísticas Hospitalarias bought a motorcycle for the same businessman. The firm Bicnet Sistemas SL bought an Opel Astra from José Ignacio S., a worker in the IT area of ​​the hospital sector.

For its part, Iaunua Gestión y Servicio SL, linked to the late director of the hospital Daniel Pérez Cuesta and his niece Ana Clarés, received payments from Reyval Ambient SL, the successful bidder for the waste management of the public health center, for an alleged course that did not its existence is confirmed. In his statement before the judge, Reyval’s legal representative assured that the payment was a “consequence” of the award of the contest.

Ana Clarés, also prosecuted in the case and a worker in the hospitality sector, agreed to appear as administrator of the firm at the request of her uncle. The woman appears as the holder of 18 bank accounts and authorized in another 13, as well as in eight bank deposits.

Projects in Peru and Guinea paid for by a taxi driver

Sanygestion 2021 SL, managed by José Luis Martínez Climent, a taxi driver friend of Sergio Blasco, paid for trips to Peru and Equatorial Guinea for senior management personnel from the Provincial Hospital of Valencia within the framework of two projects for the construction of health centers abroad piloted by the former manager. Agem SA, one of the firms linked to the projects in Equatorial Guinea and Angola, ended the commercial relationship with the plot “upon learning of the filing” of the complaint by Esquerra Unida that triggered the complaint by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office.

Marciano G., a former head of the Valencian Health Service and administrator of Medical and Pharmaceutical Initiatives, paid companies in the plot “without any justification.” He did it, according to what he declared in the investigation phase, without knowing anything about the firms and “at the direction of Sergio Blasco” in relation to the Peru project.

Jansen Cilag SA and Roche Farma SA, two pharmaceutical companies that were “large suppliers” of the General Hospital, sponsored courses that had already been held, paying companies in the plot “through Sergio Blasco,” the order indicates. They also paid for travel for the then manager of the public hospital and a communication plan for the magazine Fem Healtha publication that covertly paid journalists for speaking well of Valencian health at the time of the PP.