The Supreme Court has decided to charge Alberto Casero, a PP deputy, and calls him to testify on June 20 for a possible crime of administrative prevarication. The Justice investigates several contracts awarded in an allegedly irregular way when he was mayor of the Extremaduran town of Trujillo. It is a request for him to declare voluntarily and if he does not do so, the criminal chamber will have to request a request from the Congress of Deputies.
Alberto Casero, the PP ‘plumber’ investigated for corruption who was wrong to vote for the labor reform
The Supreme Court decided to open a case against Alberto Casero a few weeks ago after receiving a reasoned statement from an Extremaduran court supported by the Prosecutor’s Office. Investigators have a magnifying glass on five contracts awarded in his last term as mayor of Trujillo. Some awards in which, according to the Prosecutor’s Office, the mayor personally skipped all contracting procedures by avoiding public tenders, inspection reports or directly without informing the local administration that he himself directed.
One of the disputed payments is the hiring of a psychologist to attend to victims of gender violence, a case in which the Prosecutor’s Office questions that the work was carried out and in which it highlights that, in addition, the attention to these victims depended on a specific body that was not involved in the procurement.
Two contracts related to the promotion of the Cheese Fair are also being investigated and, finally, another one related to the Peruvian Chamber of Commerce in our country for a gastronomic event. In several cases, highlights the Prosecutor’s Office, the council left the bills unpaid and different courts have condemned the City Council to pay the bills.
Voting on labor reform
Alberto Casero’s name made headlines for his role in the labor reform vote in the Congress of Deputies in February. Casero was sick and cast his vote electronically but he was wrong and voted in favor of the Government’s initiative and not against it as the Popular Party had established. A vote that, after the change of criteria of the two parliamentarians of the Unión del Pueblo Navarro, was key to carrying out the norm.
At first, the PP denounced before the Table of Congress that Casero had voted correctly but that the computer system had registered his vote in an erroneous way, and finally he directed his criticism at Meritxell Batet for not allowing the vote to be corrected or cast again.