The National Court judge investigating the business of former commissioner José Manuel Villarejo has seen enough evidence to sit the businessman Javier López Madrid and the former policeman on the bench for the alleged hiring of the latter to harass the dermatologist Elisa Pinto, who already He has another case against them for threats in a court in Madrid.
The magistrate Manuel García Castellón has agreed in a car, to which EFE has had access this Thursday, the opening of an oral trial against the two investigated and the lawyer Rafael Redondo, considered Villarejo's partner in his companies, for bribery.
And it has done so against the criteria of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, which requested the file eight months ago considering that it had not been verified that López Madrid gave any gift to Villarejo for this alleged assignment and that the perpetration is not "duly justified". of a bribery crime.
The prosecutors in the case make it clear in that letter that this procedure does not revolve around those alleged threats by Villarejo and López Madrid that Elisa Pinto denounced years ago in a Madrid court and that have led to another future trial for both investigated in which The dermatologist will request 22 years in prison for them for crimes such as threats, injuries and attempted murder.
What has been investigated is whether the businessman hired Villarejo when he was active to carry out this alleged assignment with the aim of preventing Elisa Pinto from denouncing López Madrid or, once she had done so, trying to discredit her so that her denunciation did not succeed.
According to the Prosecutor's Office, despite the fact that there is an entry in Villarejo's diary from September 2013 with the text "delivery 10 on account" and a recording in which the former commissioner reflects the "intention" to ask López Madrid for money, no It is clear that any payment has been made and, furthermore, whether or not there was payment is the subject of the investigation conducted by the Investigating Court number 39 of Madrid in the procedure that arose from the complaint by Elisa Pinto.
However, Judge García Castellón does not share this criterion, who does see "rational indications of criminality" against the three investigated, for whom Elisa Pinto requests between two and six years in prison.
According to his indictment, in September 2013, López Madrid, through the intermediation of the president of Societé Generale, Donato Sánchez, "hired Villarejo knowing that he was an active commissioner" to "help him finish a personal matter" in relationship with Elisa Pinto.
He accepted the assignment and carried out telephone monitoring and from 2014 he dedicated himself to harassing Pinto to prevent him from denouncing the businessman for harassment.
The letter also reports that the businessman went to Pinto's office together with the lawyer Redondo "with the intention of harassing her"; he told her to "leave him alone, that she had been with the police for a long time, to stop, and that the police would go see her", that "he had to side with her so that she would withdraw some complaints".
In the context of the conflict between López Madrid and Elisa Pinto, the former also filed a complaint against the doctor for harassment, although the judge filed it in November last year.
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