Barcelona's investigating court number 13 has moved to prosecute 30 people it accuses of involvement in the organisation of the 2017 referendum. Not charged after almost two years are Carles Viver i Pi-Sunyer, head of the former advisory council for the national transition, and Santiago Vidal, a judge and former senator, who the investigation started with.
Among the thirty who will go to trial are the senior government officials held on 20th September 2017, and a number of others whose names are well-known in Catalonia, like Vicent Sanchis, the head of public broadcaster TV3.
Fifteen, however, will not faces charges in the end, whilst they make no decision in the case of Lluís Salvadó, who, as a parliamentary deputy enjoying aforado status cannot be tried by an ordinary court. With the three main names out of play, the investigation is wavering in the balance and lawyers could propose it be found invalid, according to sources with knowledge of the case.
The order details the charging of 30 individuals for crimes including misuse of public funds, disobedience, false documentation, disclosure of secrets and malfeasance.
The judge has also set a "civil responsibility deposit" of 5,803,068.67€ (£5.02 million; $6.54 million). This total is to be paid now to cover a potential eventual fine. If not paid, a process to confiscate the defendants' property will start.
The thirty to go to trial are:
1. Antoni Molons García, secretary of broadcasting and citizen assistance at the Catalan presidency department. Misuse of public funds and malfeasance.
2. Joaquim Nin Borredà, secretary general at the Catalan presidency department. Misuse of public funds, disobedience and malfeasance.
3. Jaume Clotet Planas, director general of communications for the Catalan government. Misuse of public funds.
4. Josep Ginesta Vicente, secretary general at the Catalan work, social affairs and family ministry. Misuse of public funds.
5. David Palanques Bonavia, ICT manager at the Catalan work, social affairs and family ministry. Misuse of public funds.
6. David Franco Sánchez, ICT manager at the Catalan work, social affairs and family ministry. Misuse of public funds.
7. Francesc Sutrías Grau, director general of assets at the economy and treasury ministry. Misuse of public funds and disobedience.
8. Aleix Villatoro Oliver, secretary general at the international actions, institutional relations and transparency ministry. Misuse of public funds, disobedience, disclosure of secrets and malfeasance.
9. Amadeu Altafaj Tardio, director of the Catalan government's delegation to the European Union. Misuse of public funds and malfeasance.
10. Albert Royo Mariné, secretary general of the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (Diplocat). Misuse of public funds and false documentation.
11. Natalia Garriga Ibáñez, director of services at the economy and treasury ministry.. Misuse of public funds.
12. Pablo Raventós, general manager of mail firm Unipost. Misuse of public funds and disobedience.
13. Rosa Maria Rodríguez Curto, vice-president sales for Spain at multinational IT and consulting company T-Systems. Misuse of public funds.
14. Francesc Fàbregas Bonet, administrator of local newspaper El Vallenc. Misuse of public funds and disobedience.
15. Josuè Sallent, director of Strategy and Innovation at the Telecommunications & Information Technology Centre (CTTI). Misuse of public funds.
16. Xavier Puig Farré, ICT manager at the international actions, institutional relations and transparency ministry. Misuse of public funds.
17. Rosa Vidal Planella, auditor general of the Catalan government. Misuse of public funds, disobedience and false documentation.
18. Meritxell Masó Carbó, secretary general of the Catalan governance department. Disobedience.
19. Núria Llorach Boladeras, vice-president of the Catalan Audiovisual Media Corporation (CCMA). Disobedience.
20. Frederic Udina Abelló, director of the Institute of Statistics of Catalonia (Idescat). Disobedience and disclosure of secrets.
21. Montserrat Vidal Roca, head of the area of electoral processes and popular consultations. Disobedience.
22. Vicent Sanchis Llàcer, director of Catalan public channel TV3. Disobedience.
23. Saül Gordillo Bernàrdez, director of Catalan public station Catalunya Ràdio. Disobedience.
24. Martí Patxot, corporate, commercial and marketing director of the Catalan Audiovisual Media Corporation (CCMA). Disobedience.
25. Mercedes Martínez, in charge of supervising the works in an industrial unit that was to be the data collection centre. Disobedience.
26. Joan Manel Gómez Sanz, head of risks at the information security centre at the consortium for the open administration of Catalonia. Disobedience.
27. Josep Masoliver Puig, member of staff at Fundacio.cat, the private non-profit in charge of managing the .cat domain and promoting Catalan language and culture online. Disobedience.
28. José María Gispert Giménez, manager of printing company Indugraf Offset SA. Disobedience.
29. Marta Garsaball Pujol, signatory on a bank account in Brussels in the name of the Catalan government's delegation in the city. False documentation.
30. Daniel Gimeno Alcañiz, in charge of data processing for the Register of participants in non-referendum consultations. Disclosure of secrets.