Rodrigo de Rato Figaredo

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Person.png Rodrigo de Rato Figaredo  Rdf-icon.png
(politician)
BornRodrigo de Rato y Figaredo
1949-03-18
Madrid, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Alma materComplutense University of Madrid, University of California, Berkeley
Criminal charge
embezzlement
Children3
Parents • Ramón Rato
• Aurora Figaredo
SpouseGela Alarco
PartyPeople's Party,  (temporarily resigned membership)
Bilderberg embezzler

Employment.png First Deputy Prime Minister of Spain

In office
3 September 2003 - 17 April 2004

Employment.png Second Deputy Prime Minister of Spain

In office
6 May 1996 - 4 September 2003

Employment.png Minister of Economy and Competitiveness

In office
27 April 2000 - 17 April 2004

Employment.png Minister of Economy and Finance

In office
5 May 1996 - 27 April 2000
Preceded byPedro Solbes Mira

Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo is a Spanish political figure who served in the government of Spain as Minister of the Economy from 1996 to 2004; a member of the conservative People's Party (PP), he was also First Deputy Prime Minister from 2003 to 2004. Subsequently he became Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and served from 2004 to 2007.

Career

He left the IMF on 31 October 2007, after the World Bank-IMF annual meetings. He was president of Bankia between 3 December 2010 and until its bankruptcy 7 May 2012. Rato was arrested on 16 April 2015, and charged with fraud, embezzlement and money laundering.[1][2] His case was still awaiting trial a year later when his name appeared in the Panama Papers.[3] Despite his prior assurances that he did not own companies in tax havens,[4] apparently he used two offshore companies to avoid taxes on millions of euros kept overseas.[5] It has been reported that he owes taxes to both the Spanish and Panamanian governments.[6]

On 23 February 2017, Rato was found guilty of embezzlement and sentenced to 4 ½ years' imprisonment.[7]


18 March 1949| 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)
Bilderberg/199221 May 199224 May 1992France
Royal Club Evian
Evian-les-Bains
Bilderberg/19942 June 19945 June 1994Finland
Helsinki


References

  1. «Rato, detenido en el registro de su vivienda en Madrid por supuestos delitos de fraude y blanqueo.» RTVE. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  2. "Spanish police search home and off ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato". BBC News. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. Europa Press (18 April 2016). "Rodrigo Rato, también en los 'Papeles de Panamá'". europapress.es.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  4. Íñigo de Barrón (17 April 2015). "Rodrigo Rato: "No tengo sociedades en paraísos fiscales ni fuera de la UE"". EL PAÍS.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  5. EUROPA PRESS. MADRID (18 April 2016). "Nacional - Rodrigo Rato: Más de 3,6 millones de euros en dos offshore". diariodenavarra.es.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  6. "Rodrigo Rato dejó a deber dinero incluso a la Hacienda de Panamá". ELMUNDO. Retrieved 2016-04-18.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  7. Jones, Sam (23 January 2017). "Former IMF chief gets four years in jail for embezzlement in Spain". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 February 2017.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").