Political chief’s fake degree?

PABLO Casado, the new PP party leader, is being investigated over a master’s degree he says he attained, because it is believed to be a fake.

A probe into the way Casado obtained the law degree in 2009, at Madrid’s Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC), is being reviewed by the Supreme Court, which will decide whether to go ahead with the case.

It comes after a Madrid-based, investigative judge found irregularities in Casado’s qualification, which he obtained while performing as regional deputy for the Partido Popular.

He has since admitted he did not attend classes or take exams, while the university waived more than 80% of his course work.

If found guilty, 37-year-old Casado (pictured), will face crimes relating to accepting a gift offered through his public position, as well as abetting unlawful decisions by civil servants.

Remarkably, this is the second fake-degree scandal the PP has faced this year.

Former Madrid President Cristina Cifuentes was forced to resign in April when it was revealed that she had failed to complete her Master’s qualification, at the same university!

Respected daily newspaper El Pais reports that there are now seven people from URJC, including teachers and former students, being investigated in relation to the degree.


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