Vox asked the Executive if he was going to attend to the requests of the Association of Prosecutors to dismiss the State Attorney General
MADRID, 21 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Government has assured that the Prosecutor's Office has internal control mechanisms that guarantee that the actions of the State Attorney General, Dolores Delgado, in the so-called 'Stampa case' -related to the investigative proceedings that were carried out against the former prosecutor of the 'Villarejo case' Ignacio Stampa, for an alleged crime of revealing secrets-- "does not compromise the impartiality of the Institution."
The Executive has thus responded to several Vox deputies who asked him if, "according to the latest information published in which it is evident that the State Attorney General was informed of the Stampa case", he was going to listen to the requests of the associations of prosecutors who demanded the dismissal of Delgado.
Specifically, the Association of Prosecutors (AF) -the majority in the prosecutorial career- and the Professional and Independent Association of Prosecutors (APIF) considered that Delgado should leave his position as soon as possible for not having abstained within the framework of the investigative proceedings that were followed against the prosecutor Stampa.
From Vox they indicated that the information published in various media showed that Delgado "through his right hand, the Chief Prosecutor of the Technical Secretariat, (Álvaro) García Ortiz, not only knew the status of the investigation" regarding Stampa, but also that he had "interfered repeatedly to force the accused to be charged."
Likewise, he recalled that article 31 of said Organic Statute "exhaustively stipulates" the causes for dismissal of the attorney general. The regulations establish that the command of the attorney general will last four years and that she can only be removed for the following reasons: at her own request, for incurring in any of the incompatibilities or prohibitions established by law, in case of incapacity or illness that disqualifies him for the position, due to serious or repeated breach of his duties, or when the Government that has proposed him ceases.
Vox, in a March 17 text also collected by Europa Press, also asked what actions the Executive was going to adopt so that these "irregularities" around Delgado would not affect the function entrusted to the Public Prosecutor's Office.
From the Government they have insisted that the Public Prosecutor's Office "has enshrined its functional autonomy and, therefore, its capacity for self-organization and internal functioning, without external dependency or the possibility of interference by any State power."
Those from Santiago Abascal also asked if in Moncloa they planned to "welcome" the APIF proposal and "promote some reform of the Criminal Code to include a specific type of influence peddling" that "allows the inclusion of behaviors such as those carried out by Dolores Delgado and Álvaro García --the chief prosecutor of the Technical Secretariat of the State Attorney General's Office--".
From the Executive they have assured that "the projects to modify the Penal Code presented by the Government will always be governed by the inspiring principles of the Criminal Law of a social and democratic State of law, among which those of legality, culpability, minimal intervention and proportionality, and respecting at all times its fragmented nature and its condition of sanctioning last ratio".
Thus, he has underlined that "commitment" to gather the "maximum parliamentary consensus, considering that the Penal Code must protect the basic values and principles of social coexistence and that when those values and principles change, the norm itself must also change , as stated in the Statement of Motives of the same Penal Code".