Wednesday, December 7

The mask commissioner Alberto Luceño hid false documentation to pose as a CNI agent

The search carried out at the home of commission agent Alberto Luceño last Thursday resulted in the seizure of various documents, including “an authority agent badge [del] National Intelligence Center”, as stated in the police record of the intervention, to which has had access.

Sources of the investigation consulted by this means assure that it is allegedly falsified documentation, as reinforced by the fact that the investigated also had “six sheets” with “impressions of card images” -according to the expression of the aforementioned record- of other bodies such as the National Security Directorate or the National Police Corps. These documents were found in the office that Luceño has in his home. The “CNI plate” was specifically inside a “black plate holder”. CNI agents do not carry a badge, like the police, but identify themselves as members of the Intelligence service with a plastic card.

The judge in the mask case, Adolfo Carretero, ordered the searches in the house and the company of the commission agent Alberto Luceño in search of messages with the Malaysian businessman San Chin Choon that the Spanish defendant had hidden from the investigators. In an order, Carretero justifies the record in the fact that the statements made by the “alleged” Malaysian businessman in an email that he sent to the court are contradicted by other documents incorporated so far in the case. The judge expresses his doubts about the “authenticity” of the aforementioned message, that is, about its authorship.

San Chin Choon writes in Spanish and does not speak it

Carretero ordered the search at the request of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, which exposed “a series of data and statements” of the alleged San Chin Choon “that lead to suspicion of its authenticity.” He refers, for example, to Luceño defending that he had done business in 2018 with San Chin Choon when his bank accounts do not collect any income on the dates of the transactions. The prosecutor and judge also point out that Luceño “has not contributed to the case the appointment of him” by Leno (the San Chin Choon company) as exclusive agent, as he defended in court.

In the letter from the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office requesting the registration of the judge, it is shown that the San Chin Choon email “has several grammatical errors that show that it has been written by someone who not only does not speak English correctly, but also has Spanish. as mother tongue”.

The accused commission agents, and especially Luceño, are the main people interested in the Malaysian businessman ratifying his affirmations that the commissions were agreed between him and the Spanish intermediaries and that they did not artificially inflate the price of the products worth 16 million euros. euros sold to the Madrid City Council. Anticorruption estimates that the useless material amounts to 4 million euros, regardless of the adulterated price that was paid for all the masks, tests and protective gloves.

The email, prosecutor Luis Rodríguez Sol continues, is written in English and San Chin Choon, according to Luceño himself, does not speak that language. Among the errors that stand out is including the term “indenfension”, of which the prosecutor recalls “that it does not exist in the English language.” “The correct term could be ‘defencelessness’ or defenselesness’, but never ‘indefension’, or even indefension, which would be a crude adaptation of the term to Spanish”, he adds.

Another of the words that the prosecutor points out that does not exist is “sojabean”. “The use of the term ‘soy’ with ‘j’, especially when shortly before the term was spelled correctly (soybean) points again to the authorship whose mother tongue is Spanish”, continues the prosecutor. In addition, the mail to the court is sent from an email address different from two other email addresses of the “alleged” San Chin Choon that appear in the documentation of the case.

On the other hand, the prosecutor explained in his request that the defendant Luis Medina and several witnesses in the case have presented “numerous email and WhatsApp messages that help to understand how the investigated events really took place” and adds: “It is striking that Mr. Luceño, on the contrary, has not provided a single message to corroborate what was stated in his statements, when it seems evident that he had to exchange several messages with San Chin Choon or other officials of the Leno company, both for his appointment as exclusive agent in 2018”, reasons the prosecutor. Among the documents seized, an “Anthony Webchat” has appeared. Luceño stated that he was communicating with a certain Anthony –or Antony– because he did speak English.

“The only reasonable reason that Mr. Luceño could have had for not contributing any of these messages to the cause is that they would contradict the version that he has given of the events so far,” writes Luis Rodríguez Sol in a document dated the past 12 September and that gave rise to the opening of a separate piece where the judge has included everything related to the records linked to Luceño and that remained secret until they were practiced last week.

In addition to the documentation on paper, the agents of the Cybercrime Unit and the Unit Attached to the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office seized several computers and two telephones from Luceño in the registry of his house in Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid) and the headquarters of the Takamaka company, in the Madrid district of Salamanca. From the computer that could not dump its content, as they did with the mobiles, it was decided to seal it and withdraw it. Luceño, according to the agents, used “a multitude of email accounts” with encryption measures.