The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office has requested the head of the Central Court of Instruction number 5 of the National Court, José de la Mata , to initiate the procedures to investigate for an improper bribery offense to the Trade Union of Catalonia , Rafael Ribó, who traveled with his daughter at the end of the Champions League in Berlin in 2015 on behalf of a businessman charged at 3% .

In the brief, Anticorrupción details that in June 2015 the businessman Jordi Soler "decided to invite various personalities from the sphere of the Democratic Convergence of Catalonia (CDC) political party or public institutions" Catalan at the end of Berlin.

Among them was the convergent Ramón Camp , who after receiving an email from Soler with directions to stay at the Barcelona Airport , replied "introducing" these two new guests, as reflected in the exchange of messages found by the Civil Guard in the Businessman's mobile.

"Rafael (Ribó) has an entry from Barcelo (na) and asks me if there is a place for his daughter," said Camp's message. "Oki. Now we are 14 and 14," replied the businessman, and then asked for the traveler's data.

The trip, which actually occurred and in which Ribó and his daughter participated in the light of the list of passengers provided to the Civil Guard by the airline, included the rental of a plane and a van for travel in Berlin . "

"Travel 'commercial'. Don't tell anyone"

According to the researchers, it had a total cost of 39,300 euros and was billed in the name of Soler Electromechanics, Grup Soler Constructora and Soler Global Service , three companies of Jordi Soler under the magnifying glass for the suspicion of covering up Convergència bites in exchange for work public

Anticorruption also points out that in the light of another of the messages found on Soler's mobile, the trip to attend the Barça-Juventus of Turin did not have "a social or friendly nature". On the day of the match he wrote to a contact identified as Josep Antoni Colomer: "I am now in Berlin. Do not tell anyone. I will explain. Travel 'commercial'," he said.

For the Prosecutor's Office, this conduct of Ribó could incur a crime of "improper bribery" since the Ombudsman "does not maintain relations of friendship or affection with Soler " and "not only accepts being invited but takes initiative to obtain a greater benefit by expressly requesting that your daughter be invited too. "

The paper adds that "within the functions and activities carried out by Soler, none is directly related to inviting people to travel to watch a football game, that is, the payment of the trip implies an additional cost to their business activity" and also, He considers it "commercial and tries to let anyone know about him".

In this context, Anticorrupción asks Judge De la Mata to raise a reasoned exposure to the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) by transferring the criminal evidence. This is the competent body given that Ribó, as Sindíc de Greuges, has an affront.

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