The Spanish Public Prosecutor initiated a legal action this Friday against the Catalan President Artur Mas, who is accused of disobedience for organizing on November 9 a symbolic consultation of independence (9N), previously prohibited by the law.
The prosecution presented before the Superior Court of the region a criminal complaint against Mas, his Vice president Joana Ortega and the regional manager of Education, Irene Rigau, for crimes of “disobedience, prevarication, misappropriation of public funds and usurpation of functions.”
The Prosecutor General’s Office announced on Wednesday this procedure in the wake of symbolic vote , in which 2.3 million people participated, of which 80% were positioned in favor of the independence of Catalonia.
The query was run by volunteers in public schools in the region, the reason why the responsible for Education, resposible for the centers, has also been imputed.
A conviction for disobedience may involve imprisonment and disqualification to hold the public office, while the embezzlement of public funds may incur penalties of three to six years in prison.