BBVA has ceased fulminant form to the exdirectivo and former president of District Castellana Norte (DCN) Antonio Béjar as a result of an internal investigation carried out by the entity for the case Villarejo, have confirmed to Europa Press sources of the entity.
The internal investigation that has resulted in the departure of Béjar of the entity has lasted for months, according to specify the same sources.
The cessation of Béjar it comes just two months after that BBVA will dismiss in the month of July as president of DCN for their imputation in the case would not undermine the project formerly known as "Operation Chamartín", after getting the green light at the same after carrying paralyzed twenty years due to a lack of authorizations.
Bejar, who was responsible for Risks and Real Estate in the entity, is the only one of the defendants from the bank that has decided to testify in the piece of the case Villarejo linked with the entity and, after you openly express your desire to collaborate with the Justice, has testified before the judge for several days.
Sources of the bank consulted by Europa Press detached for the removal of Béjar of their statements before the magistrate and highlight the "maximum interest" of the bank for collaborating with the courts to clarify the facts. In fact, BBVA has asked to intervene in the case as an injured party, request that to date has not been admitted.
Bejar is the second steering committee leaves the entity in connection with the case Villarejo following the dismissal of Enrique Arbizu, former head of Regulation and bank's Internal Control by internal failures of control which have resulted in the allocation of the bank in the case.
The holder of the Central Court of Instruction number 6 of the National appellate court has set for the day October 10, the statement of the BBVA in the quality of legal person investigated by the contracts with the companies of the commissioner, retired and provisional imprisonment, José Manuel Villarejo.
The BBVA is investigated in the ninth separate piece of the macro causes Tandem contracts for 13 years and for an amount higher than 10 million euros would be signed with the companies of Villarejo for different tasks.
In particular, the financial institution is investigated by alleged crimes of bribery, disclosure of secrets and corruption in business by a few orders ranging from alleged tasks of espionage to thwart the entry in the bank of the construction company Sacyr, to halt the alleged extortion of a consumer association going on by analyzing the situation of debtors as Martinsa, or Prasa.
To date, a decade of high bank charges when you held those contracts have been called to testify as investigated in the National court, including the to be CEO of the entity, Ángel Cano, and the former Security chief, Julio Corrochano, of whom it is presumed it was the partner of Villarejo and for whom the court imposed a bail of 300,000 euros.
Also, are investigated his surrogate in office, Inés Díaz Ochagavia; the head of group in the Security team of the bank Nazario Field Campuzano, the director of Network retail Banking in the entity Ignacio Pérez Gentleman; that was the head of Risk for Spain and Portugal and then responsible of BBVA's Real-Estate Antonio Béjar González, member, until 2018 Steering Committee Ricardo Gómez Barredo, and his former director of Finance, Javier Malagón Navas.Updated Date: 25 September 2019, 13:02