The former president ofBBVA,Francisco Gonzalez, declared before the judge of the National CourtManuel Garcia-CastellónAbout three hours last November 18. A question from the prosecutors Anticorrupción Ignacio Stampa and Miguel Serrano said that“never” saw the contracts and invoices signed with the ex-commissioner José Manuel Villarejo, the main accused in the case in which the police sewers are investigated, according to the audio of their appearance to which this newspaper has had access.
Statement by Francisco González at the National Court on February 5, 2020: he never saw anything
Statement by Francisco González at the National Court on February 5, 2020: the contract with the Cenyt agency of Villarejo
According to his explanations, the hostile opa of a “small construction company” such as Sacyr against a bank of the BBVA entity was a “monumental fudge”. As “I could not believe it and how I could not believe it is what is decided byCorrochanohire that company and find out what people and how much it represented in shares, “justified the hiring of companies in the framework ofVillarejo, of which he said to ignore that he was a policemanand to take advantage of your contacts in the body.
Statement by Francisco González at the National Court on February 5, 2020: he did not know what Villarejo was like
He said he did not meet the ex-commissioneruntil he saw it on Jordi Évole’s show, although he did not hesitate to affirm that Villarejo was considered “honorable until he was put in jail.”
Statement by Francisco González at the National Court, February 5, 2020: points to Ángel Cano
All the responsibility was discharged on who was his bank security chief, Julio Corrochano, but when asked by the Anticorruption prosecutors if he had the capacity to sign a contract of the undersigned with the ex-commissioner, he pointed out who his superior then in the Security department:Angel Cano, then CEO of the entity until last May. He noted that,even if it was for “assent”, he should have known, but in no case such a question came to the presidency.
Statement by Francisco González at the National Court, February 5, 2020: all contracts passed through the legal service
At all times he saidignore hiring detailsand he said that he only says what constitutes the bank’s usual operations, but this also implied in the signing of the contract to the legal services of the bank, in addition to Corrrochano himself who believes he could have the capacity to write a contract that he had negotiated . “I don’t deduce anything, because I don’t know anything, but I say the normal way of working at the bank“he said in another answer.
Statement by Francisco González at the National Court, February 5, 2020: the bites to Ausbanc
In his statement at the National Court, GonzálezHe admitted that the bank paid Ausbanc “a lot of money” in bites, and also to “other vested interests that existed in society,” although he pays attention to ensuring that others paid much higher amounts. There is a circumstance that President Ausbanc, Luis Pineda, who is tried for extortion in the National Court is represented as a private prosecution as a victim of the ex-commissioner’s practices.
Statement by Francisco González at the National Court on February 5, 2020: why he left the presidency of the bank
Francisco González left his two positions of president, the executive and also the one of honor. As he explained to Judge García-Castellón, it was aboutprevent that through his person, subjected to “a huge media campaign”, the bank will be damaged. It is what, colloquially, explains how to “take pressure off the boiler.”