Why Begoña Gómez has not testified before the judge

The judge suspends Begoña Gómez’s statement and summons her again on July 19. Juan Carlos Peinado has agreed to suspend the statement of the wife of the President of the Government 30 minutes before the suspect appears in court.

Through the garage door of the Courts in Plaza de Castilla, in Madrid, to avoid the walk in front of the cameras. This is how Begoña Gómez, wife of the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, entered the courthouse. It happened around 10:00 in the morning on Friday, July 5. She has not been in the courts for even an hour.

The surprise was huge when, after 10:15, the media gathered there learned that Gómez was already inside. They saw her get into an elevator accompanied by four other people. Some witnesses who witnessed that moment tried to take some photos with their mobile phones, but the security device prevented them, as reported on TVE. At around 10:30 in the morning, they proceeded to read her her rights.

Begoña Gómez had asked the judge investigating her to record her statement in audio, but not on video, given its “public relevance”. However, he has rejected her request and has authorized the recording of both image and sound. Sánchez’s wife has gone to testify as an investigated person before the head of the Court of Instruction number 41 of Madrid, Juan Carlos Peinado, following a complaint from the Manos Limpias union for the alleged crimes of influence peddling and corruption in business. Finally her statement has been postponed to July 19. The time: 10:00.