The Court of Accounts has issued a judgment Regarding the case that was deciding whether the former general director of Radio Televisión de Castilla-La Mancha Nacho Villa and three other former senior officials of the Public Entity had wasted on fancy meals budget of the entity, and has sentenced the defendants to return more than 69,000 euros.
In this way, the demands made by the Lawyer of the Castilla-La Mancha Community Board are partially upheld, declaring both Nacho Villa and Ramón Villaverde, Jerónimo de Mesa and Luis Vicéns responsible for the waste.
The court considers proven that Nacho Villa withdrew funds and made payments with two credit cards of the public entity without formal or material justification that demonstrates that they were used for public purposes related to the activity of Radiotelevisión de Castilla-La Mancha.
With this amount, it is considered proven that lunches, dinners and hotel accommodations were paid on different dates and locations, which appear in the provisional settlement of the previous actions, and that they have no justification in any institutional or public interest activity of Radiotelevisión of Castilla-La Mancha.
Despite this, the Court of Auditors considers it proven that Villa used these credit cards to charge the Radio Televisión de Castilla-La Mancha private expenses without any justification to do so.
There is a set of payments charged to the cards for an amount of 18,443.40 euros for which Villa did not provide any justification. “There are no invoices, tickets or receipts that prove that these charges on credit cards were related to their official functions,” the Court of Accounts has indicated.
In fact, “in the payment relationship, establishments such as supermarkets, perfumeries, jewelers, DIY and decoration, etc. appear, which do not have an obvious relationship with trips for professional or institutional reasons.”
On the other hand, it has been proven that Villa extracted cash in several ATMs, using credit cards, without subsequently justifying the use he made of that money. The ruling estimates that 2,706.30 euros were withdrawn from various ATMs by Ignacio Villa and employees for private purposes.