Following the investigation and report by the Regional Assembly Commission into the planning and construction of Camposol, one of the recommendations was that the report be passed on to the Public Prosecutor to assess if any criminal acts had been committed during the planning and construction stages of the urbanisation and if charges could be brought, on 23rd May the Public Prosecutor (Fiscalia) opened proceedings, after reviewing the documents contained in the report the Prosecutor has closed the file declaring criminal prosecution cannot be initiated as the actions contained in the documentation were “Prescrito” (Time Barred), for charges to be brought any criminal act would have had to be reported before 2013/14 to be within the 10 year Statute of Limitations, this is the second time the same Prosecutor has declined to act in a case involving Camposol, the first time being in 2015.
The CRA have appealed against the Prosecutor’s decision to the Defensor del Pueblo (Ombudsman) in Madrid, who replied that although their remit is to arbitrate and rule on disputes involving Spanish Authorities, according to “Ley Organica 3/1981” (Constitutional Law 3/1981) this does not include challenging decisions of Public Prosecutors.
While it may be disappointing that some of those culpable for Camposol’s plight may escape their just deserts, it has to be recognised that however frustrating it is, incarcerating and fining those responsible will not solve Camposol’s problems, the CRA will continue to strive for the completion and adoption of the urbanisation using all necessary means at its disposal.