Manuel Martínez-Selles, the president of the Madrid Medical College, and the rest of the Board of Directors have filed a criminal complaint against the secretary of that same organization, Armando Fernández Sánchez, and against his legal adviser, José Luis Antolín Navarredonda. They denounce alleged crimes of misappropriation, corruption between individuals and documentary falsification, in addition to a crime of unfair administration, in the case of the secretary. “The extension of the accusation against other people or entities is not ruled out,” says the College in a statement released this Friday morning.
A week ago, the Permanent Commission approved requesting an evaluation from the Legal Department of the minutes and contracts of the people involved. And this morning, at the meeting still held by Martínez-Sellés, the Permanent Commission of the institution and the Board, the president stated that “very tough decisions have been made in defense of the members.”
“It is our obligation to defend our heritage and the essence of professional medical associations. Minutes have been falsified with serious consequences for the interests of doctors and the people who have caused this situation should not be in our institution. Nothing we have discovered is tolerable and we are going to go to the end ”, he added in that same document.
Shortly before the filing of the complaint, the College also explains, several members have submitted their resignation together with “the demand to call early elections.” They are the member of Doctors in Training, Cristina Sánchez Díaz; the member of Specialized Care Physicians and Hospitals, Luis Cabeza Osorio; the member of Doctors for the Promotion of Employment and International Cooperation, Alfonso Prada Cañizares and the member of Retired Doctors, José Ramos.
The tasks carried out in these positions have been assigned to other members of the Board of Directors and, according to the institution, “they are standardized in their operation.” Although both the president and the Board of Directors “regret the situation of temporary instability in which the College has plunged”, and “are convinced that the collegiate institution will be strengthened after the legal actions taken”.
Nothing else is known about what happened at the moment. A spokeswoman for the College explains that the meeting has not ended yet and that in the next few hours one of the Board’s professionals will be appointed to explain what happened.
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