The Spanish State Prosecutor requests a 9-year suspension for former Catalan Government Presidency Councillor Francesc Homs

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Ara newspaper. 12.1.2017. The Prosecutor General’s Office of Spain’s Supreme Court has requested a 9-year suspension from public office for Francesc Homs due to his alleged participation in the 9N referendum. He is accused of the crimes of corruption and disobedience, because he acted in an “arbitrary” and negative fashion, and also for having disobeyed the 9N’s suspension by the Constitutional Court.

The prosecutor requests that the two crimes be punished together along with the application of a penalty of a nine-year special disqualification from holding public office. In particular, for the offence of prevarication, disqualification is requested for a period of seven years and six months, and for the offence of disobedience, for 5 months with a daily fine of €200 and a special disqualification for one year and one month.

The prosecutor, in his reports, says that the defendant “failed to adopt the suspension of any of the activities and acts which were carried out for the celebration of the afore-mentioned referendum and which depended directly on the Presidency Department he was responsable for”.