SPAIN’S EX-PM AND MINISTERS INVESTIGATED OVER PRESSURE OVER BANC PRIVAT D’ANDORRA (BPA)

On 15 September, El Nacional reported that a court in Andorra is to investigate the former Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy, ministers Cristòbal Montoro (finance) and Jorge Fernández Díaz (interior), as well as former interior ministry undersecretary Francisco Martínez. in relation to coercion accusations.  The Andorran judiciary has accepted the complaint, filed by the country’s Institute of Human Rights.  The claim is that the Spanish authorities threatened to close an Andorran bank – the Banc Privat d’Andorra (BPA) – unless it provided them with politically-useful information – and when the bank refused, Spain put its threat into action, by reporting alleged money laundering activities to the US Treasury. 

https://www.elnacional.cat/en/politics/andorra-coercion-rajoy-spain-usa_538278_102.html

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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