The main person accused of the crime of Polop confesses that he helped the daughters of the victim with municipal money

The relationship between Alejandro Ponsoda, the mayor of Polop killed in 2007, and Juan Cano, an alleged organizer of the crime, was not only good. She even cam

The main person accused of the crime of Polop confesses that he helped the daughters of the victim with municipal money

The relationship between Alejandro Ponsoda, the mayor of Polop killed in 2007, and Juan Cano, an alleged organizer of the crime, was not only good. She even came to transcend the death of their alleged victim. In the trial held in the Audience of Alicante, has declared that she misappropriated city funds to help the daughters of the murdered. “I picked up 3,000 euros of caja municipal, and put them on the payroll of the settlement” of Ponsoda, after his death, “making them to spend for travel expenses of a vacation,” he says. In reality, the amount embezzled was to stop in the hands of the daughters of Ponsoda, according to his testimony.

it has Not been the only crime that has been confessed. Cano also says that a year after his death, helped one of the daughters of Ponsoda, Mary, to continue on the payroll of the town Hall. “Mary had a temporary contract in the Local Agency of Development,” recalls Cano. His contract was renewed one day before the murder, and, the following year, which already had as the new mayor forgot “to notify you of the expiration of the contract, so that since then it is working fixed of city Hall.” Cano told his fellow party members. “I asked you if you would let me do what I had to do,” she said, “and I did, even though I could acarrearme a trial for trespass, I guess that's already been done”.

The exedil of Polop has been shown as a faithful servant of the mayor killed. Politically, always worked elbow to elbow, almost always as number one and two, respectively, of the lists of the municipalities. The potential disagreements that could keep up were induced by another faction of the same party, the PP. During his intervention, that has closed the shift of statements of the seven accused of orchestrating the death of the mayor of the town of alicante, which occurred on October 19, 2007, Cano has been based, practically, in explaining to the procurator fiscal and the private prosecutor of their movements on the local board of the PP during successive municipal elections. Because the alleged meeting in which Cano, the entrepreneur Salvador Ros and the two club officials of alternate Messalina, Pedro Hermosilla and Ariel Gatto, had commissioned the crime three assassins, Raúl Montero Trevejo, Radim Rakowski and Robert Franek, according to the research, it has been ventilated in a single response. “I never, with anyone, at any time or any place” took place on the said plot, said the course leader.

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The exconcejal of Planning and Finance, Polop, quietly and safely, it has responded to all the parties. The prosecution has sought to establish the animosity that, according to the statement of the prosecutor, felt by Ponsoda. And Cano has responded that neither in the most difficult moments, there was such hatred. Even when it was relegated to the lists of municipal, 2003 for an alleged case of extortion of a businessman. “There are some recordings misrepresented”, he says, “but the blackmail was me”. It was him, he continues, who “by their own choice,” he resigned to head the lists next to Ponsoda, who at all times offered his support. And also the one who asked him to come back in the 2007 elections to the Consistory. “Alexander was always with me or I with him,” says Cano.

With the rest of the characters linked to the case, however, the exedil maintains a bad, very bad or no relationship. To Hermosilla, owner of the club where allegedly planned the crime, knew of it in 2001, when the owner of the Messalina “processed a mortgage” in the office of Caja Mediterráneo (CAM), in which Cano was working as a director. After that, there was no more treatment. Or with him, or Gatto, or the three alleged perpetrators, who claims not to know.

In terms of Ros, manager of the footwear with which he wrought the crime, according to the statement of the case, the thing was even worse. “I met him in the mid-80”, indicates, “when he opened a shoe store in Polop”. Never clicked. “He is very nervous that he wanted what he asked for was done right away,” says Cano. “We fell badly the first time”. Something very different to what was going on between Ros and Ponsoda, which were good. “Alexander was to visit my brother in Toledo after suffering an accident and became a paraplegic, to lend a hand”, has evoked Ros, visibly excited. Cano has ratified this meeting in his testimony.

All the statements have followed a path similar. Those involved have answered all the parts, except Gatto and Ros, who have declined to respond to the accusations, because, according to both of them, “try to confuse the jury, and lie to the press.” The speech has always been the same. The meeting that the Civil Guard located in the Messalina did not occur. No one had a special anger against Ponsoda. Between them there is no bonding beyond work. And, in fact, to Hermosilla did not like the behavior of your partner Gatto “in the beginning”, or their “friendships, that could cause problems because they were consumers of drugs.” All aimed to dismantle the brotherhood between the defendants that could lead to collusion against the victim.

The only link is their contempt for the protected witness, the that uncovered the alleged plot, the best trump card of the prosecution, which declared tomorrow, Thursday before the jury. Of him have said that he maintained a labor dispute with the owners of the Messalina and in the following year the crime was fired for not complying with their obligations. According to Gatto, “he began to drink and did not exercise the functions for which he had been hired” because she was “a bad time” with his partner of that time, a Russian bride, they've counted it all, he maintained relationships at the same time with one of the defendants, Robert Franek. Too many outstanding bills that could carry that sort of invented “a science-fiction story” against them, according to proponents.

“we're here because it has been mounted a cause that does not exist,” said Montero Trevejo in his statement. In this also they are all together. Both the story of the protected witness as the whole fabric of criminal is a original script of the agents of the Unit Central Operating (UCO) of the Guardia Civil. A few “scoundrels, local crowd,” according to Cano.

Updated Date: 15 January 2020, 19:00

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