The 'Tandem' instructor will hear another three new witnesses on Friday
MADRID, 16 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The judge of the National Court (AN) that is investigating the alleged illegal orders that BBVA would have made to the now retired commissioner José Manuel Villarejo will take a statement this Thursday from three witnesses.
The head of the Central Court of Instruction Number 6, Manuel García Castellón, will hear from Thursday at 10:15 am Marta Hazen, the director of branch 7384 in 2007. That same day the judge has summoned, also as witnesses, Francisco Hernández and José Manuel Lorenzo, who will appear at 10:30 and 10:45 respectively.
A day later, on Friday, the instructor will listen to the witnesses Carlos Barragán and Juan Antonio Prieto, both BBVA workers, starting at 10:15 a.m. Finally, the magistrate will take a statement that day from 10:30 a.m. to Gloria Arias Calvo.
A week later, the magistrate will also take a statement from five workers of the bank. All these citations will be the prelude to what will, foreseeably, be the last statement in this separate piece from 'Tándem': that of the former BBVA president Francisco González. After various changes to the date, the declaration will take place on December 15.
González is being investigated for alleged crimes of bribery and disclosure of secrets. The Criminal Chamber lifted its charge for unfair administration, estimating the appeal of the former president of BBVA against the judge's decision to follow the criteria of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor, who saw this possible offense in the alleged use of the bank to obtain information about a farm that he was interested in buying privately.
All this within the framework of this piece in which the judge examines the BBVA contracts with the Villarejo business group, CENYT, for different projects --presumably illegal-- at least between 2004 and 2017, some work for which the entity would have paid the commissioner more than 10 million euros.