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The ex-driver from Bárcenas sues the president of the AN for revealing secrets in 'Kitchen'

MADRID, 9 Mar.

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The ex-driver from Bárcenas sues the president of the AN for revealing secrets in 'Kitchen'


The defense of Sergio Ríos, who was the driver of former PP treasurer Luis Barcenas, has filed a complaint before the Supreme Court against the president of the National Court, José Ramón Navarro, for a continued crime of revealing secrets and for bribery after learning of the conversations he had via WhatsApp with the former Secretary of State for Security Francisco Martínez during the investigation of the 'Kitchen' case, in which the former 'number 2' of the Interior is indicted.

As Cadena Ser advances and legal sources confirm to Europa Press, the former driver has also filed a second complaint, this time against the anti-corruption prosecutors in the case and before the Superior Court of Justice of Madrid - where they are registered - for omission to prosecute the crime since having access to those conversations they refrained from taking action.

Those WhatsApp chats came to light when the National Court finished incorporating into the digital platform all the material derived from the investigations into parapolice espionage that would have been orchestrated by the Ministry of the Interior between 2013 and 2015 against the former treasurer of the PP Luis Bárcenas and his entourage to steal all the compromising material they might have from the party or its leaders.

Prosecutor sources indicate that the facts were already investigated at the time to end up concluding that Navarro limited himself to maintaining cordial contact with Martínez without providing him with anything about the judicial investigations.

The head of the Central Court of Instruction Number 6, Manuel García Castellón, ended his inquiries in July 2021, prosecuting former Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz as the alleged 'brain' of the 'Kitchen' along with ten other people, including Martínez, the former deputy operational director (DAO) of the National Police Eugenio Pino and former commissioners such as José Manuel Villarejo, Enrique García Castaño or Andrés Gómez Gordo.

The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office requests a 15-year prison sentence for Fernández Díaz y Martínez; while the Bárcenas are interested in 41 years for both; the PSOE, 47 years and 10 months for the first and 38 years and 3 months for the second; and Unidas Podemos, 41 years old for both of them as well.

García Castellón agreed on March 3 to temporarily suspend the access of the parties in person to those 23 Whatsapp chats from the mobile phone of the former Secretary of State for Security to safeguard the general interest and national security given that "they could be compromised by full access to such elements".