There will be no accounting trial against Ponferrada by the World Cup

The Court of Auditors does not see “elements to generate accounting responsibility” in the payment and management of guarantees for the fee of five million to the UCI.


In November 2018, the Council of Accounts of Castilla y León sent the documentation of the Ponferrada World Cup to the National Court for assessing “evidence of accounting responsibility” in the payment and management of guarantees for the five million fee required by the Union International Cyclist (ICU). After receiving this information in January, the highest supervisory body of public administrations in Spain decided in a car, dated September 2, 2019, that “no trial will be held” .

With Carlos López Riesco as mayor, Ponferrada made a commitment to the UCI in July 2011 to organize the 2014 World Cup. In two plenary sessions at the beginning of 2014, and with Samuel Folgueral as alderman, the disbursement of the five million was assumed (four of them guaranteed) plus interest and taxes of the appointment, disputed from September 21 to 28. Now, the Court of Auditors does not see “sufficient elements to generate accounting responsibilities,” nor does it believe that “any damage” occurred .

However, the Court considers that there may be “administrative irregularities subject to other processes”, such as the investigation of embezzlement, bribery and prevarication that is conducted in the Court of Instruction Number 2 of Ponferrada. The special commission for the study of the World Cup set at 11,804,574.72 euros the total cost, a hole that falls more than five years later.

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