Madrid, (EFE) of ex-commissioner José Manuel Villarejo.
In an order dated Monday to which EFE has had access, the Chamber ratifies the decision of the judge of the National Court Manuel García Castellón, who provisionally closed the investigation last June, and rejects the appeal of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor.
The magistrates understand that the top managers of the companies had no contact with Cenyt, a firm linked to the former commissioner, nor did they know that he was still an active commissioner at the time of the hiring.
In addition to Repsol, CaixaBank, Brufau and Fainé, the criminal court confirms the filing of the case against the former chairman of the Repsol Board of Directors, Luis Suárez de Lezo; the former corporate director of patrimonial services of the oil company Juan de Amunátegui; the former corporate director of asset management Joaquín Uris, and the former media director of CaixaBank Antonio Massanell.
However, the proceedings on the ex-commissioner himself continue; his partner Rafael Redondo, the former head of Repsol Security, Rafael Araujo; the one who was his “number two”, Rafael Girona; the former head of Security at CaixaBank, Miguel Ángel Fernández Rancaño, and the former head of the Central Operational Support Unit (UCAO) Enrique García Castaño.
In this way, the court rules out that Brufau and Fainé participated in the assignment to Cenyt, a company linked to the police, to investigate the attempted takeover of the oil company by Sacyr and Pemex, and exonerates them of all charges.
The Chamber does not share any of the arguments of the Prosecutor’s Office, which ensured that both companies did not carry out the necessary controls in the contracting of Villarejo’s services, both with regard to Repsol and CaixaBank.
There is no record, the text continues, that those responsible for the companies “knew that in the order made by Rafael Araújo to an external company to carry out an investigation on Luis del Rivero in the context of the Sacyr-Pmex shareholder agreement, it was commissioned to the entity Cenyt».
Neither, that Villarejo would participate in it when he was on active duty in the National Police Force and that it would include access to call traffic from Luis del Rivero and people around him, since “this does not result from the emails and documents analyzed in this reasoning and in the previous one, nor of any of the other investigative proceedings carried out”.
Likewise, the room considers that the fact that the senior management of both companies “were concerned about the Sacyr-Pemex pact was within the normal range due to the impact it could have on the progress of Repsol, but it does not imply that they were willing to take all kinds of actions, even contrary to the law to prevent it, “says the order.