Born in Madrid in 1964, he is a bachelor of laws from the San Pablo University CEU and has an extensive education in Economic Criminal Law and in the field of Money Laundering. Before taking up the post as director of the Anti-Fraud Office, the 21rst of July, he has practiced Law as magistrate of the 7th Section (Criminal Division) of Barcelona’s Provincial Court.
He entered into a judicial career by competitive examination in 1989, and was promoted as magistrate in 1992. Since then, his judicial career has taken place at the Courts and Tribunals of Barcelona, the last 17 years at the Criminal jurisdiction (4 years at the Criminal Court n.4 and the rest at the 10th and 7th Section of Barcelona’s Provincial Court).
He has combined his judicial career with teaching at universities, Business Schools and prestigious training centers in the judicial field, as an expert in criminal law in Economic crimes. He has presented papers at multiple seminars, conferences and courses for professional societies, centers of specialised training and organizations comprised of different fields (lawyers, prosecutors, economists, tax technicians, Police of the Generalitat-Mossos d’Esquadra, engineers). Also he is the author of many publications related to his sphere of specialisation.
Since 2010, he has collaborated with European Union Projects in Romania and Albania, addressing the implementation of money laundering prevention systems.
- Leads the Anti-Fraud Office of Catalonia and exercises its institutional and legal representation
- Coordinates, exercises the supervision and assesses the actions conducted by the Office
- Approves the draft budget of the Office and selects, appoints and hires its personnel.
Exercises the functions of the post with full independence and objectivity and does not receive instructions from any authority; He/she is only subject to the Constitution, the Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia and the legal system.
Choice and appointment
The director of the Anti-Fraud Office of Catalonia is chosen by Parliament at the proposal of the Government from among citizens of legal age enjoying full use of their civil and political rights and fulfilling the conditions of suitability, probity and professionalism necessary for exercising the post. The candidate proposed by the President of the Generalitat ,in the name of the Government, is chosen by the Plenary Session of Parliament by a majority of three-fifths of the members.
If the candidate does not obtain the required majority he/she must be submitted to a second vote, at the same Plenary Session, and in order to be chosen will then require a favourable vote of the absolute majority of the members of the chamber.