The judge provides for the freedom of the commissioner Villarejo under bracelet telematics
Hearing allows lawyers to access a portion of the material seized in the 'case Villarejo'
The 'modus operandi' of Villarejo: "I do not exist, I do not appear neither in scripture nor 'nothin' of nothin ' '"
The research open to the commissioner retired Jose Manuel Villarejo changes hands. The magistrate Diego Egea, instructor of this cause, he decided to renounce his place in the commission services in the National Audience, and leave the case to the holder of the Central Court of Instruction number 6, Manuel García-Castellón.
as Well as confirmed to this newspaper legal sources, which ensured that Egea had planned not to renew your service in this court some months ago. Precisely, the 8th of November, the General Council of Judicial Power (CGPJ) announced that this magistrate was presented as a candidate to preside over the Provincial court of Madrid, position that failed and succeeded his teammate Juan Pablo González.
The commission of services Of Aegean in the National court concludes the next December 31. From that day, will be the judge García-Castellón, instructor of corruption cases linked to the Popular Party of Madrid -Lezo and Punic - to be in charge of the research, to the expense of appointing a new judge of reinforcement of this court, as they said the same sources.
Until his departure, the magistrate Egea, who was the person reinforcement of García-Castellón, is at the expense of knowing whether the Third Section of the Criminal division gives you the reason in relation to its decision of filing of provisional way some of the pieces open in this case.
In particular, the research is open to the commissioner Carlos Salamanca, as well as those concerning customers of Villarejo. This is the parts named with the names of Iron, and Land, pertaining to the law firm of Smith and Associates and the owners of the luxury development of Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid), The Farm, respectively. The anti-Corruption Office appealed to the Criminal Chamber of the cars of proceedings dictated by Egea.
This magistrate took the reins of the so-called case-Tandem -more commonly known as a case Villarejo - after the then coach Carmen Lamela-currently, magistrate of the Sala Penal of the Supreme Court - ordered by the prison unconditionally to the commissioner-the 5 of November of 2017.
Since then, the statement has been marked by the contradictions between the anti-Corruption Office, charging party in this case, and the judge. In fact, the Prosecutor even accused the magistrate of jeopardizing the investigation to the lifting of the judicial secrecy, and to allow the lawyers access to documentation which is yet to be analyzed. Finally, last November 5, the Chamber decided to lift part of the seized material, and to authorize the lawyers to the cause, except the digital information encrypted.
on The 21st of September, Egea released to the partner and man of confidence of Villarejo, Rafael Redondo, despite the refusal of the Prosecutor's office. The judge set a bail of 100,000 euros as a condition for leaving prison.
The Public prosecutor also opposed the opening of a different cause to investigate who is responsible for the Central Unit of the Operational Support of the Police (UCAO), the body responsible for the surveillance and wiretaps by the police, Enrique García Castaño. The judge Of the Aegean opened a new proceeding, independent of the case Villarejo, to investigate this commissioner retired, allegedly linked to the plot, according to the facts investigated.
During this year and a month of instruction, the Public prosecutor and the investigating has shown that they do not share the same criteria in the open investigation to the commissioner. Villarejo is being investigated for alleged offences of criminal organisation, money laundering, bribery and discovery and revelation of secrets.
According to the criteria ofLearn more Updated Date: 13 December 2018, 08:00