Ecuador performs 1,500 assistances about evictions in Valencia and achieves eight dations and four social rents

 

The Consulate of Ecuador in Valencia has made 1,500 legal assistance to compatriots on evictions, of the 12,000 counted throughout Spain in the last two years, and has achieved eight dations in payment and four social rents. In addition, for about half a year has driven the formula of accompaniment during the judicial process, with one hundred cases in Valencia of the state 500.

This has been pointed out to Europa Press by the ambassador in Spain, Miguel Calahorrano, in an interview on the occasion of his participation in an advisory meeting on this subject with the Ecuadorian community affected by the mortgage crisis in Valencia.

According to a first “speculative consideration”, they could be in that situation “between 15,000 and 20,000” of the 38,000 Ecuadorians residing in Valencia, although they finalize the realization of “a census to measure the true number of affected” in order to “elaborate a plan to support the population more adequately, more accurately “.

With his visit to Valencia, the ambassador closes the first phase of the collective consulting workshops scheduled at the Consulates of Ecuador in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Murcia and the capital of Turia, which will be followed by contacts to “assemble a network of special attention” in “places where there is no consulate or fixed points” of assistance.

Calahorrano stresses that “the objective is to ensure that not a single Ecuadorian living in Spain can assist in a legal defenselessness in their litigation with the bank”, for which he also urges his compatriots to “set up committees”. “We seek to organize to address their own defense and we work in close connection with the Platform of Affected by Mortgages (PAH), with which we have mutual solidarity agreements and joint action,” he says.

In this sense, considers the Consulate in Valencia as “a fundamental point of support,” where they have made 12.5 percent of assistance on legal issues of the last two years and 20 percent of the accompaniments in about half year, with the result of eight dations in payment and four social rents.

The ambassador of Ecuador stresses that being affected by an eviction process and becoming homeless “is a very painful problem”. “It is the most serious thing that can happen to our people, although we know that with the crisis it is also affecting the Spanish people and what we most want, is that it touches bottom for the well-being of our compatriots and also of the Spanish people,” he stresses.

Along with these actions in mortgage matters, Ecuador has launched a series of plans to promote return to the country, such as the one that will give 2,500 hectares of land to 400 families throughout Spain when they return to their homeland, “some of them from Valencia “, or those designed to encourage the return of teachers and doctors.

In April, the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, visited Valencia to thank for the great support he received in the last elections, which in Valencia exceeded 88 percent, and guaranteed that they will never fail the migrants or leave them alone because “the motherland It has a huge debt “with them, since” they sustained the economy after the 1999 crisis “with the remittances they sent.

In his program ‘Citizen Link’ 318, he criticized the system of “everything in terms of capital” and denounced that “the Law of Evictions is immoral, it is criminal and involves spending all the cost, all the risk, on human beings, when the risk must be from capital. “

“We are left homeless and indebted ,

That is immoral “

“We are left homeless and indebted, that is immoral, there must be dation in payment and the risk must be shared, at least,” claimed Correa, who argued then that “the citizens are debtors in good faith, but the banks were opportunists, irresponsible, they lent in excess and do not want to assume their share of responsibility “.

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The partner of 'Price Waterhouse' alleges not knowing the accounting irregularities of Mercasevilla

José Ignacio Alonso Rivero, partner of the auditing company ‘Price Waterhouse Coopers SL’ and accused in the alleged corporate crime that judge Mercedes Alaya investigates regarding the previous management of the mixed company Mercasevilla, defended this Thursday before the judge that no he knew the numerous “irregularities” that originated the accounting mismatch suffered by this company practically public and that neither he nor his company advised or prepared the Mercasevilla accounts nor did they participate in “the application of the result”.

José Ignacio Alonso Rivero, partner of the auditing company ‘Price Waterhouse Coopers SL’ and accused in the alleged corporate crime that judge Mercedes Alaya investigates regarding the previous management of the mixed company Mercasevilla, defended this Thursday before the judge that no he knew the numerous “irregularities” that originated the accounting mismatch suffered by this company practically public and that neither he nor his company advised or prepared the Mercasevilla accounts nor did they participate in “the application of the result”.

José Ignacio Alonso Rivero has lent this Friday before Judge Mercedes Alaya as accused, as a necessary cooperator, in a continuing offense of misappropriation of public funds and a corporate crime continued in its face of falsehood in the annual accounts.

Specifically, the judge attributed to Alonso Rivero a total of 14 cases by its participant in the “examination and verification of the annual accounts of Mercasevilla 2008 and previous years that affect the latter.” Mercasevilla, according to Judge Alaya, declared profits of 258,024 euros thanks to its 2008 accounts when, in reality, the losses amounted to 7,885,285 euros, with which the company’s board and Price Waterhouse Coopers SL, as a contracted company to audit the accounts, they “intentionally omit certain inadequate accounting practices”.

The judge, in that sense, details that in the accounts of 2006 and later in 2008, Mercasevilla accounted as first income 329,738 euros and then 851,658 euros thanks to the payments committed by the company ‘Sanma Desarrollos Urbanísticos SA’, for the contract of the purchase option for the land of the central market, when said amounts “by virtue of the principles of faithful image and prudence”, should be accounted as “liabilities” as the best way to reflect their true “nature”, especially on account of the “more than remarkable possibility of having to return them”.

The social assistance foundation

The judge also points out, among other aspects, that the balance at December 31, 2008 of Mercasevilla had a credit amounting to 423,375 euros corresponding to the debit balance that the Mercasevilla Socio-Assistance Foundation had with it despite “evidence of the impossibility of its collection, given the economic precariousness of the Foundation “. “The accused today could know that the Foundation lacked economic financial means to deal with the payment of said debt,” warns the judge.

The judge also points out sanctions worth 369,856 euros imposed by the Directorate General of Fisheries and Agriculture and not accounted for in 2008 and the liability of 9,046,977 euros relating to the cost of the famous employment regulation file (ERE) undertaken in 2007 with the early retirement of 40 employees, since this amount should have been included as a “loss” due to the lack of “legal formalities” of the payment commitment of the Andalusian Regional Government, which is finally separated from the financing of this procedure, the cost of which has fallen entirely on Mercasevilla .

The judge also points out an extraordinary retirement bonus that was paid in 2008 to nine workers worth 256,624 euros and that “was not accounted for as an expense” and 76,000 euros given to the fish wholesalers association of Mercasevilla “for alleged advisory services and reimbursement for the purchase of pallets “without” invoices with the appropriate formal requirements or contract that reflects the conditions or scope of the services to be provided “. Similarly, the judge points out 30,328 euros also delivered to the association of fish wholesalers as “payments for which invoices were not issued with the appropriate formal requirements and without there being a contract that covers the conditions or scope of services to lend. “

He denies everything

Faced with these accusations, and according to the declaration statement collected by Europa Press, José Ignacio Alonso Rivero has defended that from “Price Waterhouse Coopers SL” “any irregularity was not known” and that they “are investigated at this moment”. Regarding the items related to the purchase option contract of Sanma, it has defended that they were considered as income because the only possibility that the amounts were returned “was in the event that the purchase option was not exercised and it seemed fully unviable, because the PGOU configured as a residential area “the soils of the central market alienated in favor of Sanma.

On the debt of the Socio-assistance Foundation, he stated that he did not know “the economic reality” of the same, neither his losses nor his “confusion of personnel” with Mercasevilla, since with respect to the liabilities of nine million of the ERE of 2007 alleged that at the end of 2008 “in any way” was known the lack of financial support of the procedure because the insurance policy of annuities contracted with the bank Vitalicio, which included the Junta de Andalucía as source of payments, “established exactly the amounts to be paid by the Board “and Life” was an absolutely relevant entity “. The participation of the Board in the financing of the ERE, according to this partner of the auditor, was “indubitable” despite the fact that the rental insurance policy was not signed by the Junta de Andalucía.

The accused, in that sense, explains that a letter of demonstrations signed in February 2009 by the then mayor of Seville, Alfredo Sánchez Monteseirín, discarded in Mercasevilla “commitments for pensions or work benefits.” On the extraordinary prize of 256,624 euros for nine retired workers, the defendant has claimed to be unaware of such extreme and on the amounts given as a “liberal” to the association of fish wholesalers has argued that he had no record that “this could be a liberality or gift “, because” if this were the case, the management would have been informed of the purpose of having an answer “, with the possibility of raising this point to the” risk department “of the auditing company.

Trips to vietnam

As for the trips to Vietnam of the then deputy director of Mercasevilla Daniel Ponce, this partner of the audit company defends that in the sampling carried out then “nothing appeared” of this matter and that, in principle, “the travel expenses are not activables “. Finally, he has defended that neither he nor his company advised or prepared the Mercasevilla accounts “nor the application of the result” and that the tool of the audit of accounts is “a fixed photo at the end of an exercise”.

 

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