The Judge ignores the Prosecutor's Office, closes the cause and proposes to judge only the Safety Chiefs of Repsol and CaixaBank for the 'Villarejo case'

The judge of the Audience Nationalmanuel García-Castellón has finished the investigation on the hiring of the José Manuel Villarejo retired commissioner by Reps

The Judge ignores the Prosecutor's Office, closes the cause and proposes to judge only the Safety Chiefs of Repsol and CaixaBank for the 'Villarejo case'

The judge of the Audience Nationalmanuel García-Castellón has finished the investigation on the hiring of the José Manuel Villarejo retired commissioner by Repsol and CaixaBank and has proposed to judge the Security Heads of Companies, Rafael Araújo Bernabé and Miguel Ángel Fernández Rancaño, respectively.

The instructor thus ignores the request of the anti-corruption prosecutor's office, who had asked him not to dictate the car that concluded the case until the court that revises the decision of the judge resolved the appeal in which anti-corruption asks to maintain companies as accurate to companies As legal persons and their presidents, Antonio Brufau (Repsol) and Isidro Fainé (CaixaBank).

García-Castellón raised its imputation at the end of July and two weeks ago anti-corruption presented a strong direct appeal written before the criminal room. He closed him by applying for the judge to paralyze the decision he has ended up adopting this Monday to close the cause and give the prosecution a period of 10 days to present his accusation.

The car that puts an end to the instruction of the piece 21 (Wine Project) of the so-called Tandem case also proposes to judge Villarejo himself and his partner, Rafael Round. Also to Commissioner Enrique García Castaño and the Subdirector of Support Services of the Corporate Security Directorate of Repsol Rafael Girona.

According to the instructor, there are indications that all of them participated in the operation to spy on the president of Sacyr Louis of the Rivero to prevent the construction company be done with the control of Repsol through an agreement with the Pemex Mexican oil company.

In his car, the magistrate attributes the two heads of security and Girona a crime of active bribery, Villarejo and round passive cohechus and discovery and revelation of secrets. This last crime is the one that attributes this last offense to Enrique García Castaño.

In the resolution, the judge agrees to the dismissal of the cause for four other Executives of Repsol and Caixa, by estimating that once practiced all the relevant diligences concludes that there are no sufficient elements to attribute the commission of the investigated crimes.

In his car, the instructor explains that in 2011 the Cenyt Group developed a series of reports on Luis del Rivero, his wife, Sacyr's Head of Security and the former Financial Director of Repsol with whom the Villarejo company acceded to Information, phone calls made by the Rivero and its surroundings, which constitute reserved data data that is not accessed by open sources or public records. The traffic of calls and communications was facilitated by García Castaño, then head of the operating central unit.

The Cenyt group received by this commissive fertilizers from the Society of Repsol and Caixabank worth 413,600 euros, of which 218,900 correspond to repsol payments and 194,700 to CaixaBank.

The magistrate emphasizes that when these facts were carried out Villarejo was a Commissioner of the National Police Body and that there was no current police investigation to justify the request for data traffic relating to people investigated by the Cenyt Group.

Regarding the two security directors, the judge explains that both had "a high degree of organizational and contractual autonomy". In that sense, he adds the judge, both investigated "had extensive margins of recruitment, decision and order of payments regarding the scope of the security of the cited mercantiles".

This thesis is key to sustaining the file of the cause with respect to Brufau and Fainé, a decision that, despite the decision of the judge to end the cause, can still revoke the criminal room.

Updated Date: 22 September 2021, 10:49

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