The deputy spokesman of the Socialist Municipal Group in the city of Totana, Andrés García Cánovas, today welcomed the decision of the Audiencia Provincial de Murcia revoking another of the Court of First Instance No. 3 Totana, which declares that no socialist seven councilors interfered with the right to honor the then Mayor Juan Morales, when in September 2005 accused him of favoring PP militants by providing inside information on drafting the General Urban Plan of the municipality.
García Cánovas demanded in a press conference at the regional headquarters of PSRM-PSOE in Murcia, "the president of the Community and the PP, Ramon Luis Valcarcel, owes us an apology, and during the electoral campaign for the municipal the PP based its strategy discredit and insult "publicly defending Morales and Juan José Martínez Andreo current mayor.
"They can make them apologize publicly, or at least in private, when we get in the Palacio de San Esteban and respond to the request for interview we've done the past two months."
The ruling of the Fourth Section of the Provincial Court, dated October 16, 2008, dismissed the lawsuit it filed Juan Morales, forcing him to pay the total costs of the judicial process and stating that "the defendants, members of the Municipal Group Socialist City of Totana, are motivated by a spirit of political criticism, but said it was without merit or has been lodged in bad faith. "
According to reports from the PSOE, "The facts date back to September 2005 when the PSOE de Totana distributed and disseminated information on the allegations that the then mayor Juan Morales of favoring his party activists, providing inside information about the writing the General Urban Plan. Specifically, a farm hamlet of cones whose soil was classified as landscape protection and undeveloped, and that was worth 46,939 euros in February 1993, was bought on April 4, 2006 12 million euros. That same day John Morales signed an agreement to classify urban planning as the said farm land for development with the company Mursiya Investment. "
In this regard, the three judges of the Provincial Court Case estimated that "the various operations related to the estate sale of reference can imagine or understand that there was any preferential treatment to people close to Mr. Morales, who on the other hand, as public domain, is currently involved in a criminal prosecution case known as Totem. "
The ruling concludes that "the defendants' statements did not represent interference in honor of the actor, who at that time was Mayor of Totana, given the public importance of the issue, the statement of the facts to the performance of public office top relevant in the municipality and the veracity of the allegations. "