The corruption surrounding the retired commissioner José Manuel Villarejo could be the subject of a detective film. Or rather, a series, because the scandals are filtered by chapters. Just pronouncing his name causes politicians, ministers, former administrators, businessmen and even emeritus to shake up. No one wants him to interact with him, because having a relationship is damaging him, and much more since he's in a preventive prison. There are some who say, like the minister of justice, Dolores Delgado, that the retired commissioner intends to "extort" the state to get "a favorable agreement" and then get out of prison. In any case, one thing is clear: Villarejo is making the political scene rise from top to bottom.
The latest detonation captured the former secretary general of PP María Dolores de Cospedal and ended up identifying Mariano Rajoy. We move in the summer 2009, on the sixth floor of Genoa, 13. The number 2 of PP meets Villarejo to offer him "a punctual job" for the party in full investigation of the Gürtel case. On 22 July, the next day of this first meeting, Cospedal's husband Ignacio López del Hierro confirmed to Villarejo that both his partner, referring to the general secretary, and "his boss", alluding to Mariano Rajoy, were "in line with the line of action", like digital progress Moncloa.com. One of these "punctual works" would have been to investigate the activities and the private life of the brother of Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, then Minister of the Interior, and also of his teammate Javier Arenas, actions framed in a dossier paid by the PP. Now Cospedal was forced to leave the executive committee of the PP and also his seat in Congress to prevent "attacks received in recent days from extension" to his party.
Cospedal, however, is only the last front of a fire that has already hit a good number of political leaders, both the PP and the PSOE. Previously, the current Minister of Justice had been splattered from the records. On October 23, 2009, Delgado – tax observations of the National Court – met in a lunch with the disabled judge Baltasar Garzón, the former commissioner Villarejo and several police officers. In that meeting Villarejo confessed, in the presence of Delgado, that he had created a "model agency", which was actually a brothel, with the sole objective of obtaining information from politicians and big men. business to hand it over to the police. "" Success is guaranteed, "Delgado replies to Villarejo.In the audio of that lunch, in addition to noticing a close and trustworthy tone between Delgado and Villarejo, the minister makes sexist and homophobic comments assuring that he prefers the courts of men because they are "more transparent" and ridiculously speaks to the homosexuality of the current Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, but the scandal does not end here. "At the same lunch, Minister Delgado he also admitted to having seen Spanish judges and prosecutors with minors during a trip he had with a delegation of magistrates in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia Delgado appeared at his request at the Congress to give explanations on the audi The minister has repeatedly stated that he was the "victim" of a suspected criminal of the "state sewers" who "wants to extort the state" to obtain "a favored agreement and get out of prison". After the scandal of the audios, the minister was banned twice: first in the Senate and then in Congress.
The operation of Catalonia
In that appearance of Delgado – last October, the Catalunya operation, in which Villarejo was involved and whose protagonist is Jorge Fernández Díaz, has returned to light. In 2014 the ARA has already announced that there was a "secret operation" to find corruption cases involving leading separatists. The Minister of Interior stated in his parliament that this was "absolutely false", but in July 2016 it became evident when Villarejo admitted to a judge who worked intensively with the head of the unit " Marcelino Martín Blas's internal affairs to curb the trial: a dirty war that would eventually have been demonstrated through the flight of another recording: that of the conversation between Díaz and Daniel de Alonso, head of the anti-fraud office in Catalonia .
Like Cospedal and Fernández Díaz, other PP leaders had suffered before the collapse of Villarejo records. This is the case of the former president of the Madrid community, Ignacio González, who broke out after a conversation with the commissioner came to light in which he tried to cover up the scandal on his penthouse in Estepona.
The tentacles of Villarejo, however, go beyond the parts and have also influenced the monarchy. In a London office in 2015, Corinna Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, a business woman and friend of the king's emeritus, told Commissioner Villarejo that Juan Carlos I had been employed as an employee to hide his assets abroad . Villarejo said last July before the judge of the National Court Diego de Egea who met Corinna "sent by the state" to solve the "problems" that the German aristocrat had with the king emeritus. According to legal sources, he argued that his goal was to resolve an open conflict between the king and his alleged lover so that it did not affect the Spanish crown or the state model. Villarejo's agenda was inexhaustible, and even Ana Rosa Quintana's husband, Juan Muñoz's business man, needed his services.
The commissioner, who is currently accused of alleged crime and criminal organization in the Estremera prison, told his fellow prisoners – second The country – that if they had not released "soon" there would be "new features at the end of September" and "the last track before Christmas". This month Maria Dolores de Cospedal fell. The question is: who will be next?