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Ayuso in Bilbao does not clear the X of the masks

Jesus Carames

April 16, 2024 | 2:51 p.m.

Mutis for Ayuso's lining on the issue of her partner and masks in Bilbao

The case of Alberto González Amador and the commissions of two million euros for the sale of masks during the pandemic has highlighted the complexity of the tax networks and personal relationships in the healthcare business. The tax investigation has revealed that González Amador, partner of Madrid President Isabel Díaz Ayuso, used false invoices to simulate expenses and reduce his tax obligations after obtaining significant income as an intermediary.

One of the key points in the plot is the participation of Fernando Camino, director of the Quirón group and acquaintance of González Amador. Camino appears as administrator of Mape Asesores, the company through which a substantial order of medical supplies was managed. This order, placed with the Catalan company FCS Select Products, generated a commission of two million euros for González Amador, promised as 4,5% of the sales provided to the company.

The plot is complicated by the relationship between Camino and González Amador, which extends beyond formal business. Camino provided González Amador with a company in Panama used until shortly before the Treasury began its inspection. In addition, he sold González Amador a company that was later used as a screen to hide financial movements.

The situation is especially delicate given that Mape Asesores, under the administration of Camino, not only managed orders for itself but also for resale to other companies and public administrations, including the Community of Madrid and the Xunta de Galicia. This raises the question not only about who actually paid the surcharge for the masks, but also about the transparency and legality of the commissions obtained.

Mape's connection with public entities and large corporations suggests that the impact of these practices could be extensive, affecting numerous contracts and supplies during a critical period of the pandemic. The investigation has yet to fully reveal who ultimately bore the additional cost of these operations and how responsibilities were distributed among the parties involved.

Meanwhile, and other media continue to face pressure and threats from the political and business figures involved. The situation highlights the risks of investigative journalism in an environment where finance and politics are deeply interconnected, and highlights the need for public support to sustain the media's work in its monitoring and reporting role.

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