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The Prosecutor's Office definitively shelves the accusation against the mayor of Fortuna who orchestrated the opposition to prevent works in the municipality The decision of the Public Ministry shows the legitimacy of the mayor, José Enrique Gil, (12/06/2019)

In perfect coordination, Catalina Herrero (PP) and Miguel Romero (Not ascribed), launched a judicial hunting of a political nature against José Enrique Gil and the Municipal Government of Fortuna

The Justice has archived in total three denunciations to the Office of the Public Prosecutor and a criminal complaint for crimes of prevarication and falsification of documents, with a request of 6 years in prison

The Socialists denounce that the only political project of the opposition during the term that has just been "the filibusterismo, the blockade of the management and judicial harassment"

The Prosecutor of the TSJ of the Region of Murcia agreed on June 6, by decree, the file of the investigative proceeding for prevarication against the mayor of Fortuna, José Enrique Gil, thus shelving the complaint of the opposition, motivated for the extraordinary session of the Plenary Session of the City Council held on May 23, 2018.

In that plenary session, the Mayor of Fortuna proposed a credit modification file, given the situation of economic solvency, the favorable intervention report and the needs reports of the Municipal Technical Office, in order to carry out necessary works and urgent in the municipality, as repair of sidewalks and pavement of avenues, the construction of a bridge that in torrential rains incommunicado the low districts, as well as the asphalting and repair of roads and lighting in disseminated to improve public safety.

Given the systematic and unprecedented blockade of the opposition to the management of the Socialist Government in Fortuna, to the point of preventing the payment of pending bills and several proposals for rejected budgets, the mayor, José Enrique Gil, conditioned the approval of the repair works and security to a question of confidence, supported by the broad economic liquidity of the City Council, which at the end of 2017 had 2.3 million euros of remainder and zero financial debt.

In the line followed during the entire legislature, the opposition, hours before the Plenary, invented a trick in fraud of law and submitted an amendment to the whole, skipping all mandatory administrative procedures, to declare unavailable the money necessary to the works of the credit modification file, trying to steal the right of the Mayor to submit to the question of confidence and pretending to prevent the necessary works that could not be delayed the following year, according to a report from the Municipal Technical Office.

The maneuver proposed by the Municipal People's Group was clear: amend the agreement, distort the trust issue, and at the same time declare the money unavailable, the content amendment being impossible because the credits are not available when they are approved but when the process ends of public exhibition.

"An authentic unprecedented political and juridical absurdity, never before seen in any local administration, which the mayor understood to be an initiative in fraud of law, so that it was not appropriate to vote for it." This led to the denunciation for prevarication of the opposition and , finally, to its file by the Office of the Prosecutor on June 6 ".

In addition, the Public Ministry filed on March 5 and May 21, respectively, two other complaints against the City of Fortuna of which José Enrique Gil is responsible, for the demolition of a wall that represented danger in a school and some performances of improvement in a neighborhood path.

To the aforementioned files of the Office of the Prosecutor, another criminal complaint filed by the Municipal People's Group in which he requested up to 6 years in prison, also filed in the First Instance and ratified by the Supreme Court of the Region of Murcia, is added.

This order of dismissal argues: "that criminal law, is but the last link in the repressive power of the State, not being desirable to apply it in matters that can be channeled through other legal channels, sanctioning or not. It concerns us, the Court considers that it is a paradigmatic example of the above [...] we are faced with a political discrepancy in a City Council for the need to carry out improvement works in the electrical installation of a school, on which no indication exists that allow to sustain a criminal act on the part of the maximum municipal responsible person ".

The mayor of Fortuna, José Enrique Gil, considers that all the archived actions show "the filibuster, the systematic blockade and the use and abuse of Justice as the only way of doing opposition politics, where the only victim has been the village of Fortuna for this strategy that has lasted for 4 years and of which many more actors are part, in addition to those mentioned, all of them have been perfectly coordinated in this devious and harmful maneuver for the residents of Fortuna, denying them better services and infrastructures , despite having one of the best economic situations in the region thanks to the tireless work and against all odds of the current government team. "

In this sense, José Enrique Gil said that "we have done everything possible in political terms and always with the utmost rigor to promote solutions in favor of the general interests of the municipality, despite the repeated refusals to reach agreements for budgets However, throughout the legislature there has been a constant impediment on the part of the opposition to put the savings achieved at the service of the people of Fortuna. "

"We are pleased that the tremendous irresponsibility committed by the opposition is evident, while we regret that for this reason we have not yet been able to invest in these improvement and security works, especially considering that in 2018 we closed the year with zero financial debt, a budget surplus of € 740,125 and a treasury auction of € 2,514,666. "

Source: PSRM-PSOE

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