The Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office has asked the judge of the National Court Manuel García Castellón to accuse Iberdrola, CaixaBank and Repsol as legal entities in the respective pieces that investigate the orders of these companies to Cenyt, a company linked to former commissioner José Villarejo. As legal sources have confirmed to Efe, Anti-Corruption has sent the judge two separate briefs interested in the imputation of the three for their relationship with Villarejo, which in the case of Iberdrola deals with whether the electricity company hired the services of the former commissioner to spy, among others, to the president of ACS, Florentino Pérez.
With regard to Repsol and CaixaBank, the piece refers to the alleged espionage that both would have commissioned Cenyt to investigate the former president of Sacyr, Luis del Rivero, for his relationship with Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to gain control of the oil company. . The former president of Caixabank Isidro Fainé, and the president of Repsol, Antonio Brufau, are already indicted in the case.
Last May, Fainé and Brufau defended themselves before the judge in the Villarejo case. Both denied that they had commissioned the services of the former National Police officer and added that they never had evidence of any irregularity. “I have never spied on anyone,” Fainé exclaimed twice. Both executives had a talk at the end of 2011 about Del Rivero’s attempts to take control of Repsol with the help of the Mexican oil company Pemex. “The president of Repsol told me that he had information that a Spanish company and an outside company wanted to take over Repsol and Gas Natural, which was called that at the time. And since Repsol had control of Gas Natural with us, he told me that he would find out about this issue, which had already started. That’s what he told me, nothing more. I told him: ‘I’ll talk to my security chief so that he can talk to yours, “Fainé explained to the magistrate.
As the president of Repsol and the former president of CaixaBank repeated, the security departments of both companies were in charge of contacting Cenyt, the Villarejo group of companies. At the head of them were Rafael Araujo (Repsol) and Miguel Ángel Fernández Rancaño (CaixaBank), two police commissioners hired by the companies and who claim that they reported progress to their superiors. Brufau and Fainé denied that any relevant data reached them. “The name of the company was never communicated to me,” said the first. “I did not know that Cenyt existed,” the second stressed. Not even Commissioner Villarejo? “Neither”, they agreed.