Andorran justice has 'devastating' reports on Juan Collado: journalist from 'El País'


The Andorran justice has “devastating” reports on the legality and origin of the resources of the lawyer Juan Collado Mocelo that will soon be announced, assured the journalist from The country, Joaquín Gil, who together with José María Irujo published this Thursday a report on the acquisition of a luxury apartment in the center of Madrid by the Mexican lawyer.

Reports point to the possibility that funds for 111 million dollars that Collado managed between 2006 and 2015 in the Private Bank of Andorra (BPA) “did not belong to him alone.” the reporter said during an interview with Aristegui Live.

He pointed out that the reports of the Andorran police have questioned the origin of the resources, since after the comparison with the declarations of the lawyer in Mexico they realized that “the figures do not add up”. In this sense, the authorities suspect that the money could come from third parties.

Regarding the ‘mega-luxury’ apartment that the lawyer bought in the center of Madrid, he assured that the 22 neighbors who stay in the apartments have all the services provided by the Four Seasons hotel, as a butler, cleaning service, among others.

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The journalist said that what caught their attention about the purchase of the property was that it was done when the lawyer was already being investigated for money laundering by the Andorran authorities.

According to the sources that the reporters were able to consult, the apartments sold for between 5 and 11 million dollars. The apartment in question has 233 square meters and was acquired along with a warehouse to store belongings and two parking spaces.

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Gil recalled that the Andorran investigation has had a “tortuous” path, since Collado began to be investigated for money laundering at the end of 2016, after intervention to BPA.

Nevertheless, the inquiry was archived in 2018, after the former Attorney General’s Office (PGR) of Enrique Peña Nieto’s six-year term sent a report that exonerated the lawyer of any wrongdoing and justified the origin of the resources. This, in order to “cover” the investigations and “protect” the jurist.

In July 2019, the investigation was restarted after the arrest of Collado in Mexico City, for the alleged crimes of organized crime and operations with resources of illicit origin.

He pointed out that currently the investigations carried out by Andorra have the “absolute collaboration” of the Attorney General’s Office (FGR), so they keep moving forward.

The apartment that the litigant acquired is located between the sixth and eighth floors. the “most emblematic and most valued” place in the complex seven buildings that make up the Four Seasons complex.

Gil recalled that in addition to Peña Nieto, the lawyer has defended the former Pemex union leader, Carlos Romero Deschamps, to the former governor of Quintana Roo, mario villanueva, as well as Raúl Salinas de Gortari, brother of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari.


Reference-aristeguinoticias.com

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