The former vice president of the Government Rodrigo Rato will sit on the bench of the Provincial Court of Madrid starting next December 12thwhen the oral trial will begin to clarify the origin of his fortune.
However, we will have to wait until January 9, 2024, for the interrogation of the accused to begin, which will likely last until February 9, according to the calendar released this Wednesday by the Provincial Court of Madrid. Including testimonial, expert, documentary evidence and conclusions, the trial, the third that Rato faces, will last until May 23, 2024.
The seventh section of the Provincial Court will be in charge of judging Rato, more than a year after the Investigative Court number 31 of Madrid agreed to send him the proceedings of the case for prosecution, after seven years of investigation of a procedure in the that accumulated more than 70,000 documents.
The Superior Court of Justice of Madrid (TSJM) highlighted at the time that, for this reason, Rato and others would sit on the bench 16 investigated for the crimes of money laundering, corruption between individuals and tax crimes.
The Provincial Court of Madrid will judge Rato as the alleged perpetrator of eleven crimes against the Public Treasury between the years 2005 and 2015, one crime of money laundering and another of corruption between individuals in the granting of advertising campaigns of the bank to the agencies Zenith y Publicis during his time at the head of the entity.