The prominence in the courtroom has corresponded to the one that normally operates behind the scenes, but outside, the artist has monopolized the cameras. The trial for drug trafficking of the dancer Rafael Amargo, his producer Eduardo de Santos and another man named Miguel Ángel Batista León has been suspended this Wednesday because the first has resigned in extremis to his lawyer for "loss of confidence". In an extensive and disjointed exhibition before the court, De Santos has assured that, with this trial, the Prosecutor's Office tries to hide an alleged police plot in which "Minister Marlasca" is involved and that he knows everything because he received an audio of a "21-year-old orphan gypsy" in which everything is uncovered.
"I, as a producer, am preparing a series of which I already have the script, and thanks to this work I got an audio. It came to me because there are many ways to do this work. In that process I got the audio of a 21-year-old orphaned gypsy camel, "said the producer who worked with Amargo in the show Yerma. This work was the one that was going to be released when the first arrest for alleged methamphetamine trafficking from the artist's house in the Madrid neighborhood of Malasaña took place in 2020. According to De Santos, this audio is proof that this process is being used to cover up another that implicates Minister Marlasca, but that there is fear of investigating it. "I am not afraid of the prosecutor or the rule of law. I have been almost three years of abuse and coercion and nobody has listened to me, except you here," he said.
The president of the court, who has indeed listened with great patience, has requested him at that time not to deviate from the subject of the resignation of his lawyer. The magistrate has also reminded him that he had declined his legal representation "three or four times". "This is the second, your honor, the first asked me for money to make photocopies and I renounced it the same day," he argued. His current counsel has been in favour of the resignation and has explained that the accused has never shown up for the meetings he has arranged. "I have lost my mobile phone and I do not have access to the mail or the agenda," he excused himself.
Amargo has not opened his mouth in the half hour that the hearing has lasted, in which the judge has given the producer a period of 24 hours to appoint a new lawyer or else one will be assigned ex officio. The process has been postponed and a new date will have to be found in a saturated judicial calendar. Amargo has reacted to the news with his head down, has massaged his forehead with his hands and has received the affection of his sister who touched his back from the back seat. It was at the exit when he stopped to talk to the tide of journalists who were waiting for him on the steps. "I ask for humanity, that this be ended. There are many things behind that should be investigated and it is not being done, "Amargo defended. After this first angry intervention he has stopped twice more, like two encores of a show.
"Let the truth be known," the artist has asked.
"And what's the truth, Rafael?" the reporters replied.
"That there was nothing here, that other things are being covered up and that a family is being destroyed," Amargo has defended.
"Do you think you're going to go to prison?" another journalist continued.
"How eager you are for him to go to prison," he has defended himself.
Amargo has assured that he has had to sell a flat to face this process, that here, in the subject that is judged, there is nothing, "ENE A DE A", he has spelled, and has insisted to journalists that they have to have humanity because "here we are all human persons" and that all this is affecting his sick father and that he has received threats. He has also accused the Atresmedia program, Equipo de Investigación, for recording an episode about him and "not showing his face" on Wednesday. "What need do I have of this? Here things have been put and the face of the artist has been used, "he said, referring in the third person to himself.
According to the police investigation, there is more than "nothing" in the entrances and exits of the artist's house in Malasaña. The Prosecutor's Office asks for nine years in prison for him and the producer for "persistent" drug trafficking. According to the account of the facts of the Public Ministry, Amargo and his producer sold drugs in the house and also made home deliveries, which was carried out by the other defendant who has sat with them in the trial. Investigators maintain that Amargo carried out this drug trafficking at least since April 2020, in the midst of the pandemic. In the searches, agents found 100 grams of methamphetamine, 40 grams of ketamine and three canisters of popper, among other substances.
Not only that, but they maintain that he continued with his illicit activity after the first arrest. According to the investigations, after that arrest continued to receive complaints from neighbors, who pointed out the constant transfer of alleged customers who even queued at the landing, according to their statements. For this reason, in March, Amargo was arrested again at the exit of a performance in Alicante.
Amargo has closed the taxi door and left in the rain. It won't be the last time I have to climb this staircase again to meet the judge.
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