Carmen Lamela Díaz
|Magistrate for the Third Court of the Audiencia Nacional of Spain|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Javier Gómez Bermúdez|
|Born||1961 (age 60–61)|
|Alma mater||Comillas Pontifical University|
In 1984 Lamela graduated and received a law degree from Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE), and in 1986 she began working as a judge in Orihuela's trial court. In 1987 she was transferred to the trial court of Manzanares, Ciudad Real. One of the first cases she handled was the one involving the death of Mikel Lopetegui. Between 1989 y 1990 she was assigned to the trial court number 3 of Badalona. In 1990 Lamela was appointed magistrate for the Audiencia Provincial of Barcelona. In 1993 she moved to Madrid to work as magistrate at the trial court number 25. Four years later in 1997 she moved to section 16 and then to the criminal section 17 of the Audiencia Provincial of Madrid.
Audiencia Nacional of Spain (National Court)Edit
In 2010 Lamela was one of the candidates to join the Audiencia Nacional of Spain, she was nominated along with magistrates Pablo Ruz and Carmen Rodríguez-Medel by the governing body of the Audiencia Nacional in the permanent committee of the General Council of the Judiciary to serve at trial court number 5 after the preliminary suspension of judge Baltasar Garzón.
In 2014 Joined the Audiencia Nacional, first serving in the criminal section and since November 2015 as examining magistrate at the third court of the National Court of Spain replacing Juan Pablo González. On 28 September Lamela became the sitting magistrate for the court after Javier Gómez Bermúdez renounced his post to work as a lawyer.
Other notable cases:
- The operation Rimet about Sandro Rosell's alleged money laundering, ordering precautionary imprisonment for Mr. Rosell, acquitted and released two years later.
- Imprisonment order for eight Catalan government ministers for their alleged involvement in the independence vote on 1 October 2017.
- In October 2016, the trial concerning a bar brawl that involved two Civil Guard officers and local youths in the town of Alsasua in the Basque Country region, bringing the case from local jurisdiction to the National Court in Madrid for alleged relation of the defendants to terrorism; despite their conviction, they were acquitted of 'terrorism' charges in 2019.
- In October 2016, the trial case against thirteen rap singers from the group "La Insurgencia" under charges of "glorifying terrorism" through songs published at YouTube and Facebook.
- In April 2017, the case named Operation Tandem investigates police commissioners José Villarejo and Carlos Salamanca charged with been hired by a high-ranking officer of Equatorial Guinea to discredit Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, son of president Obiang. On 5 November Lamela remanded both into custody under charges of organized crime, bribery and money laundering.
- In November 2017, she ordered that eight members of the deposed Catalan government following the Catalan declaration of independence, including the ex-vice-president Oriol Junqueras be remanded in custody without bail.
- In August 2018, she ordered that the suspect in the death of Nicky Verstappen be held without bail, pending handover to the Netherlands.
- "¿Quién es Carmen Lamela, la juez que instruye la causa por sedición?". La Nueva España. 18 October 2017.
- "La magistrada progresista Carmen Lamela será la nueva titular del Juzgado Central de Instrucción 3 de la Audiencia Nacional". Confilegal (in European Spanish). 1 October 2015.
- "La autopsia establece que Mikel Lopetegui se suicidó" (in Spanish). El País. 3 March 1988.
- "La magistrada progresista Carmen Lamela será la nueva titular del Juzgado Central de Instrucción 3 de la Audiencia Nacional" (in European Spanish). Confilegal. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
- "La magistrada progresista CARMEN LAMELA será la NUEVA TITULAR del JUZGADO CENTRAL DE INSTRUCCIÓN 3 DE LA AUDIENCIA NACIONAL". Confilegal. 1 October 2015.
- Ibiza, Diario de. "¿Quién es Carmen Lamela, la juez que instruye la causa por sedición?" (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 October 2017.
- Madrid, Ángeles Vázquez / (3 November 2017). "Carmen Lamela: Así es la jueza que ha encarcelado al Govern destituido y a los Jordis" (in Spanish). El Periódico de Catalunya. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
- "La Audiencia Nacional retiene los 15,9 millones de las indemnizaciones de la antigua cúpula de Abengoa" (in Spanish). ABC. 18 December 2015.
- Pérez, Fernando J. (1 July 2016). "La juez imputa a 23 exconsejeros de Bancaja por el crédito a Grand Coral" (in Spanish). El País.
- "La Audiencia Nacional permite a Rosell desbloquear parte de sus cuentas" (in Spanish). La Vanguardia. 11 September 2017.
- "La mano dura de Lamela". La Vanguardia. 2019-04-25. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
- "Sandro Rosell, absuelto tras casi dos años en prisión". www.msn.com. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
- Jones, Sam (2017-11-02). "Spanish judge jails eight members of former Catalan government". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
- "Lamela procesa a 9 detenidos en Alsasua por terrorismo, atentado, lesiones y delito de odio. Noticias de España" (in Spanish). El Confidencial. 22 November 2016.
- Domínguez, Iñigo (30 December 2016). "Terrorists or troublemakers?". El País.
- "La Audiencia Nacional descarta que el caso Altsasu sea terrorismo". ElNacional.cat. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
- "Doce raperos de 'La insurgencia' juzgados por un posible delito de enaltecimiento del terrorismo". El Mundo (in Spanish). 2 November 2017.
- Pérez, Fernando J. (6 November 2017). "La juez Lamela manda a prisión a los comisarios Villarejo y Salamanca". El País (in Spanish).
- Jones, Sam (2 November 2017). "Spanish judge jails eight members of former Catalan government". The Guardian.
- Schreuer, Milan (27 August 2018). "17,500 Dutchmen Gave Their DNA in a Murder Inquiry. After 20 Years, an Arrest". The New York Times.
- "La hermana de la jueza Lamela es la interventora general del Estado". ElNacional.cat. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
- "BOE.es - Documento BOE-A-2018-8597". www.boe.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 June 2018.
- "Carmen Lamela, una jueza condecorada por la Policía y la Guardia Civil" (in European Spanish). kaosenlared.net. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
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