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University cannot find 'any document' certifying new PP leader did a master’s

Pablo Casado got a postgraduate degree without going to class, and University now admits there is no "track record" of his essays

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24 July 2018 11:26 AM

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ACN | Barcelona

Scandal continues over the master’s degree of the new PP leader, Pablo Casado.

Back in April, he said that he did the course between 2008 and 2009 without going to class or doing any exams. How? Casado said the director of the master’s, Enrique Álvarez Conde, managed to validate him in 18 of the 22 subjects, and he passed the rest by writing four essays.

But now, the Rey Juan Carlos University has admitted that they don't have "any document" to certify that the new PP leader actually did those essays or "any track record" to prove that the works were submitted for evaluation.

This comes after a judge sent a document to Professor Enrique Álvarez Conde and another teacher, asking them to present the essays immediately.

They are both being investigated for a separate case of forgery over the master’s of the former president of the Madrid regional government, Cristina Cifuentes.

The former regional leader stepped down in April after irregularities over how she obtained her master’s.

Now, the scandal also threatens to affect the reputation of the new PP leader. Three other students, all linked to the party, also obtained their master’s at the same University and are now officially being investigated by the judge.

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