• Plus Ultra A judge investigates 15 high-ranking government officials for embezzlement

The Secretary of State for the Economy,

Ana de la Cueva,

ceased her duties this Monday night after three years in office, one of the most influential within the Ministry led by

Nadia Calviño


De la Cueva, an economist and career civil servant, is one of those responsible for

the Recovery and Resilience Plan

recently sent to Brussels.

His position will be filled by

Gonzalo García Andrés,

who currently works at

Analistas Financieros Internacionales

(Afi), reported

El País.

The 'number two' of Economy is being investigated, along with 14 other high government officials, by the head of the examining court number 15 of Madrid for an alleged crime of embezzlement for the aid granted to the airline

Plus Ultra.

The criminal proceedings, initiated after the complaint by

Manos Limpias,

reached the members

of the Sepi Board of Directors

at the time of granting the ransom.

Among them, in addition to De la Cueva,

Inés Bardón,

number two in the Treasury.

De la Cueva

(Madrid, 1966)

was Secretary of State for the Economy and Business Support since 2018. Her duties also included the presidencies of the

Commission for the Prevention of Money Laundering

and the

Investment Advisory Commission of the Reserve Fund of the Social Security.

Previously, she had worked in the

Zapatero government

as director of the Cabinet of the Secretary of State for the Economy, between 2008 and 2009.

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