On 30 December, the Albox Town Council initiated an informative dossier with the aim of clarifying the loss of letters that had arrived at the council in mid-July 2021, addressed to all the councillors of the corporation (17), but which never reached their destination.
The letter signed by the mayor, Francisco Torrecillas, and consulted by La Comarca, refers to the fact that it is “unknown” whether these letters were addressed to other people as well as the councillors.
“The letters must have been received by the caretaker of Albox Town Hall, who was at his place of work. The caretaker called the Acting Secretary Eva María Cano, to whom he handed over all the letters. There is reliable evidence that these letters were not registered in the General Register of the Town Hall nor were they delivered to their addressees by the municipal employee”, reads the letter consulted by this newspaper.
For this reason, an informative file has been opened to “verify and ascertain the circumstances of the facts” and determine whether to proceed to the opening of disciplinary proceedings against these two employees.
It should be recalled that article 197.1 of the Penal Code stipulates prison sentences of one to four years for those responsible for discovering the secrets or violating the privacy of another, without their consent, taking possession of their papers, letters, e-mails or any other documents or personal effects, as well as a fine of 12 to 24 months.