Posted: Friday, November 6, 2020 5:49 PM
The Court of First Instance of La Coruña accepted, at the request of the State, the provisional execution of the sentence declaring that the Pazo de Meirás is a public property and ordering the Franco family to return it.
According to the Superior Court of Xustiza de Galicia (TSXG), the magistrate set the voluntary handover of the property by the Franco family on December 10, at 11 a.m. “For security reasons, and in order to preserve its integrity, the delivery will be checked by the judicial commission in the pazo itself,” he said.
In this regard, he recalls that the accused accepted the provisional execution of the sentence, as indicated in a letter sent this week to the court and awaiting the hearing in La Coruña to rule on their appeal.
However, the judge warns that, if they do not deliver on the day and time indicated, “the immediate expulsion will take place in the same act”.
Le Franco, condemned to return the property without being compensated
The Court of First Instance number 1 of A Coruña estimated on September 2 the lawsuit brought by the state and declared it the owner of the Pazo de Meirás, for which it ordered the Franco family to return the property without being compensated for the costs. . in which he claimed to have hired for the maintenance of the property.
During the proceedings, the Xunta de Galicia, the City Council of Sada, the City Council of La Coruña and the County Council of Coruña also defended the position of the Public Prosecutor, while, as defendants, there were six relatives of Francisco Franco and a limited company.
The magistrate declared in the sentence the nullity of the donation made in 1938 of “the farm called Torres or Pazo de Meirás to the self-proclaimed Head of State, Francisco Franco Bahamonde, for lack of the essential formal requirement”.
Understanding that the property belongs to the State, the judge also declared void the part of the deed by which Franco’s heirs took over the property, as well as the donation which is included in a deed of November 1982.