Junta boss Susana Diaz to be grilled over billion-euro Operation Edu scandal

Junta head faces grilling after being ‘implicated’ in fake training scheme fraud

LAST UPDATED: 11 May, 2016 @ 13:28

President of the Junta de Andalucia Susana Diaz
President of the Junta de Andalucia Susana Diaz

THE leader of the Junta is to be grilled over her involvement in the billion euro Operation Edu scandal.

Both Susana Diaz and her husband have been ‘implicated’ in the massive fraud that saw billions poured into bogus training schemes that did not exist.

The PP is now demanding her resignation, after she was ordered to explain her links to some of the courses that were set up and administered by the UGT trade union.

In particular, she is to be probed on May 31 over her husband Jose Maria Moriche’s role at the Institute of Training and Social Studies (IFES), which administered various courses now under investigation.

His name is clearly visible in one document connected to a suspected €8 million fraud in which the UGT allegedly diverted funds through false invoices and other irregularities.

Meanwhile, her signature has appeared in documents linked to setting up training centres in ‘friendly’ left-wing town halls around the region.

“There is more than one element that implicates Diaz,” insisted PP deputy Teresa Ruiz-Sillero.

“This cost all Andalucians a lot of money.

“What Diaz is trying to do is what she always does – to cheat.”

The PP is also angry that Diaz’s PSOE party is ‘hiding’ information and has dragged its heels over sending key documents to police.

“They are sending documents that have no relevance and withholding others. This is fraud,” continued Ruiz.

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  1. What is it going to take to knock PSOE off their perch after 30 years of complete failure? Yes, as the articles states, this will have cost Andalucians a lot of money along with the so called illegal property situation, subsequent demolitions, flatlining property market, bankrupt businesses, dwindling residential tourism, low levels of inward investment and zero employment opportunities.

    Hopefully this will force early elections and perhaps this time more people will vote for the C’s. It is hard to imagine how any party could be worse than this lot.

  2. I’m sorry this is not going to cost Andalucians anything – the money came from Brussels and the chump tax payers, you know the ones that actually pay into the EU – The Germans/Dutch and Brits.