The prosecutor denounces Alberto González, Isabel Díaz Ayuso’s boyfriend, for tax fraud and document falsification

The prosecutor points out the boyfriend of Isabel Diaz Ayuso for tax fraud and document falsification. According to the complaint, Alberto González Amador evaded payment of 350,951 euros to the Treasury from a network of false invoices and shell companies. The Public Ministry maintains that the boyfriend of the Madrid president committed two tax crimes provided for in article 305.1 of the Penal Code relating to Corporate Tax for the years 2020 and 2021.

According to the settlement of the Tax Agency made public this Tuesday by, the fee defrauded by Ayuso’s boyfriend was, allegedly, 155,000 euros in 2020 and 195,951.41 in 2021. The investigation began as a result of the statements presented in 2021 and 2022 that reflected an exponential increase in the turnover of the Madrid president’s boyfriend’s companies starting in 2020, the first year of the pandemic. That year, his sales multiplied by more than six, up to 2.3 million, according to his annual accounts. Despite this, before the Treasury he declared only 8,400 euros of profit, after recording expenses that did not correspond to reality.

The crime against the Public Treasury also carries with it a fine, which can range from the mere amount defrauded to multiplying that amount by six.

The investigation maintains that, to defraud more than 350,000 euros between 2020 and 2021 in Corporate Tax, Ayuso’s boyfriend needed to prepare up to 14 false invoices to deduct expenses and services that never existed.

Some of these invoices are for small amounts, they do not exceed 10,000 euros, but two of them add up to more than a million and a half euros between them. And the objective, according to the Prosecutor’s Office, was to deduct expenses “improperly” to reduce the tax bill.

They live in a 183 square meter apartment valued at 837,893.61 euros with a mortgage of 500,000 euros in the name of the businessman.

Alberto González Amador has been dating Isabel Díaz Ayuso since 2021, with whom he resides in the center of Madrid. The home was acquired on July 27, 2022 and is in the name of Alberto González Amador. The apartment has 183 square meters and is valued at 837,893.61 euros. The property has a mortgage of 500,000 euros in the name of the businessman. The boyfriend of the popular baroness has been denounced for defrauding the Treasury of 350,951 euros between 2020 and 2021 using a scheme of false invoices and shell companies. This appears at least in the complaint that the Madrid Provincial Prosecutor’s Office presented in court on March 5 after receiving a report from the Tax Agency with the conclusions of an investigation that began two years earlier. The Treasury detected suspicious movements in the companies of the boyfriend of the president of Madrid due to his enrichment during the pandemic in the declarations presented in 2021 and 2022.

In total, their companies presented 15 false invoices for fictitious expenses totaling 1.7 million euros. It was the method used to deduct expenses that apparently were never incurred, reduce the profits declared to the treasury and pay 350,000 euros less in taxes over two years.

The companies investigated, both 100% owned by Ayuso’s boyfriend, are Maxwell Cremona Engineering and Processes for the Promotion of the Environment, which is actually dedicated to providing health services, and Masterman & Whitaker Medical Supplies and Health Process Engineering, a firm without employees. of the cosmetics and pharmacy sector, which Alberto González Amador acquired at the end of 2020 and which, according to the Treasury, he used to divert part of the million-dollar profits achieved during the pandemic.

The complaint from the Prosecutor’s Office is also directed against four other people, accused of offering to issue invoices to Alberto González Amador’s companies. The conclusion of the inspection services is that, of all the expenses presented, 1,748,580.63 euros correspond to simulated orders and activities that were not carried out. Delivery notes from half a dozen companies, Spanish, but there is also one Mexican and another from the Ivory Coast that had no other function than to serve Isabel Díaz Ayuso’s partner to defraud the treasury.

The companies that allegedly issued false invoices to Alberto González Amador’s companies are the Mexican firm called MKE Manufacturing SA dated at the end of 2020 (620,000 euros) and Gayani Ltd, based in Ivory Coast (922,585.63 euros, issued in 2021 ).

The Tax Agency report released by concludes that there was an “intention wanted and sought by Maxwell Cremona SL (owned by Ayuso’s boyfriend) to request and use the two invoices that are clearly false or falsified with the specific purpose of obtaining the intended tax reduction in the years in which it significantly increases profits”.

The Prosecutor’s Office also denounces three Andalusian citizens who own several companies who, according to the Treasury, contributed to simulating expenses for the corporate network of Ayuso’s boyfriend for tens of thousands of euros. They are two brothers and a third man, all residing in the Sevillian municipality of Arahal.

In November of that year, it recorded an invoice of 620,000 euros to the aforementioned Mexican firm MKE Manufacturing, dedicated to the import and export of food. An invoice that was later attempted to be deducted despite the fact that they were services that, as the Treasury was able to verify, were not carried out.

This is what Alberto González Amador himself acknowledged to the Tax Agency. When he already had the inspection open, and after trying to regularize his situation with the treasury in July 2023, he tried to convince the Treasury that that invoice had been canceled. He did so after last August the Mexican authorities confirmed to the Spanish treasury that there was no invoice issued by MKE to Maxwell Cremona.

In 2021, Alberto González Amador’s company invoiced another 1.3 million. From that exercise, the Tax Agency’s attention was drawn to the deduction of an invoice of more than 900,000 euros issued in June of that year to pay for alleged orders made by Gayani LTD in the Ivory Coast. The Tax Agency has concluded that they were also simulated jobs that were not provided either. Again, when he already knew that the Treasury was investigating him, and after verifying that the inspectors did not accept his explanations, Ayuso’s partner tried to convince the Tax Agency that that invoice had been canceled a posteriori.

In addition to resorting to third parties to justify and deduct non-existent expenses to defraud the treasury, the Madrid president’s partner also used a shell company – “mere intermediary company” the Tax Agency calls it -, which it acquired at the end of 2020. The report The Treasury defines the objective of this operation as follows: “Remove funds for Alberto González Amador.” The mechanism used consisted of transferring to that company, Masterman and Whitaker, a contract with one of the regular clients of its other company since at least 2017, in exchange for 600,000 euros (plus VAT) for “System Consulting to clients.” . The problem was twofold according to the Treasury: that second firm, without employees or infrastructure, lacked the means to carry out the work, and furthermore the actual amount invoiced to that client was actually much lower, 237,320 euros.

In the eyes of the Tax Agency, this “meaningless” transfer was a “simulation” by which the intermediary company issued “a fictitious invoice” for an estimated amount, which “does not correspond to the reality of the service undertaken.” ” and “without responding to the reality of the services provided.” The result, the Tax Agency inspection concludes, is that Alberto González obtained an “unacceptable tax advantage” to “artificially create negative tax bases to be offset in future years.” Doing the math, the new company recorded losses of more than 222,000 euros that year. With that false invoice, he generated a deductible expense with which he recorded a future tax credit to be able to offset it with a tax deduction when he began to declare profits.

For a tax crime to exist, in addition to the amount defrauded exceeding 120,000 euros per year (as in this case), there must be fraud: a conscious will to defraud the Treasury which, according to the Tax Agency, in the case of Alberto González Amador is evident, because there is deception or concealment. There would also be accounting falsehood, because Maxwell Cremona’s accounts do not reflect his true financial situation, although the Prosecutor’s Office has decided not to file a complaint for this crime, which is always associated with tax fraud.

With its investigation closed, the Tax Agency sent its conclusions to the Madrid Prosecutor’s Office on January 23 to file a complaint in court, which the public ministry did on March 5. It requests the indictment of Alberto González Amador and each of the alleged businessmen who contributed to the false billing of his company. In the case of the partner of the president of Madrid, he is accused of three crimes, two of tax fraud and a third of document falsification.

Several press articles echoed in the spring of 2021 the romantic relationship between Isabel Díaz Ayuso and Alberto González Amador, although without specifying the moment in which the relationship began. For months the couple has been living together in an apartment in the Chamberí district, in the center of Madrid, as has been able to verify. The home, acquired for the couple’s use on July 27, 2022, is in the name of Alberto González Amador. The apartment has 183 square meters and is valued at 837,893.61 euros, although the market price in the exclusive area where it is located could skyrocket its value. The valuation that the Idealista portal makes of the homes in that same building reaches up to 1,194,000 euros. The property has a mortgage of 500,000 euros in the name of the businessman.