Efe Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The Gran Canarian palms

Updated Tuesday, February 27, 2024-18:36

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The Las Palmas Prosecutor's Office has filed a complaint in which it accuses four businessmen who sold medical supplies to the Government of the Canary Islands during the Covid pandemic for an amount of almost 23 million euros of embezzlement, money laundering and tax fraud.

In a statement, the spokesperson for the Public Ministry announced this Tuesday that the Investigative Court number 5 of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has already accepted this complaint for processing, which revolves around the supplies contracted by the Canarian Health Service (SCS). ) to

Damco Trading Services and Tanoja Services

in 2020 and 2021.

This is the third criminal case that has been opened for purchases of medical supplies in the Canary Islands during the state of alarm: the first examines an alleged scam of 4 million euros in the supply of masks that has already cost the director of the SCS,

Conrado Domínguez

, his job. , and the second analyzes the four contracts for more than 12 million euros awarded to the company related to the so-called

Koldo case,

also for the purchase of masks.