Florentino Pérez will only be able to accuse Iberdrola in the orders to Villarejo that affect him

Elizabeth VegaCONTINUEMadrid Updated: 06/03/2022 17:40h

The Third Section of the Criminal Chamber of the National Court has decided that the president of ACS, Florentino Pérez, is only entitled to accuse Iberdrola in the Villarejo case when it comes to commissioner projects that directly affect him, such as «Gipsy » or «Posy», but not for the rest of the assignments that resulted in investigations of other people or companies.

It is the conclusion reached after studying an appeal by Pérez against the order that last March left former Iberdrola director Francisco Martínez Córcoles out of the case for lack of evidence of his participation in one of the orders that are under the magnifying glass: «Arrow», from 2004, focused on eliminating opposition to the construction and commissioning of a plant in Arcos de la Frontera that has nothing to do with it and has others affected.

«Only as a popular accusation, after posting bail, the Florentino Pérez representation could maintain the accusation against people indirectly responsible for the 'projects' contracted to the Cenyt Group other than those (Gispy and Posy) in which it is 'injured' and can exercise the accusation", says the resolution to which ABC had access.

This question would not be more than a merely procedural matter were it not for the legal battle between Iberdrola and its accused directors, including President Ignacio Sánchez Galán, against the presence of Florentino Pérez as an accusation in the Villarejo case.

The Criminal Chamber still has pending resolution of the appeals that were filed when Judge Manuel García Castellón decided to keep him as a private prosecution, but with this resolution, however, part of his opinion advances: that since he is only concerned with two projects of the analyzed cast in the case, he only has legitimacy to take legal action as a private individual in those two specific matters.

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