The National Court confirms the file for Repsol, CaixaBank, Brufau and Fainé in the piece ‘Wine’ of the Villarejo case

The Criminal Chamber of the National Court has confirmed the research file against the president of Repsol, Antonio Brufau, the one who was also president of CaixaBank until 2016, Isidro Fainé, and the two listed as legal entities for the hiring of the commissioner José Manuel Villarejo.

In an order dated Monday, the Chamber ratifies the decision of the judge of the National Court Manuel García Castellón, who last June provisionally archived the investigation. This way, The magistrates reject the appeal of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office.

The judges understand that the top managers of the companies had no contact with Cenyt, a firm linked to the now retired commissioner, nor did they know that he was still an active commissioner at the time of hiring.

In addition to Repsol, CaixaBank, Brufau and Fainé, the criminal court confirm the case file against the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Repsol, 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 general director of media at CaixaBank Antonio Massanell.

However, the proceedings on Villarejo 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 room rules out that Brufau and Fainé participated in the commission to Cenyta 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”.

Likewise, the order indicates that they could not know that Villarejo was going to participate in the order − who in those years was in active service in the National Police Corps − and that it would include access to traffic of calls from Luis del Rivero and people from his environment.

According to the magistrates, “this is not the result of the emails and documents analyzed in this reasoning and in the previous one, nor of any of the other investigative procedures 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 undertake all kinds of actions, even contrary to the law, to prevent it,” the order states.

Public thoroughly analyzed all the documentation and financial problems of Sacyr. It concluded that, after the alleged commission, there was a three-way financial-media operation to save Sacyr from a bankruptcy or bankruptcy that had a scheduled date, and thus prevent said bankruptcy from dragging Repsol and the participation of it and Caixa: Gas Natural , Crown jewel.

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