Rodrigo de Rato Figaredo
| Rodrigo de Rato Figaredo |
Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo|
|Alma mater||Complutense University of Madrid, University of California, Berkeley|
• Ramón Rato|
• Aurora Figaredo
|Party||People's Party, (temporarily resigned membership)|
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.
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. His case was still awaiting trial a year later when his name appeared in the Panama Papers. Despite his prior assurances that he did not own companies in tax havens, apparently he used two offshore companies to avoid taxes on millions of euros kept overseas. It has been reported that he owes taxes to both the Spanish and Panamanian governments.
On 23 February 2017, Rato was found guilty of embezzlement and sentenced to 4 ½ years' imprisonment.
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/1992||21 May 1992 - 24 May 1992||Royal Club Evian|
|Bilderberg/1994||2 June 1994 - 5 June 1994||Helsinki|
- «Rato, detenido en el registro de su vivienda en Madrid por supuestos delitos de fraude y blanqueo.» RTVE. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
- "Spanish police search home and off ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato". BBC News. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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- "Rodrigo Rato dejó a deber dinero incluso a la Hacienda de Panamá". ELMUNDO. Retrieved 2016-04-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Jones, Sam (23 January 2017). "Former IMF chief gets four years in jail for embezzlement in Spain". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 February 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>