The judge of the National Court Santiago Pedraz has summoned the former treasurer of the PP Luis Bárcenas for next Monday to ratify and expand the statements contained in the confession sent to the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office on February 2 and that affect the piece on bites of businessmen for the PP in exchange for awards made by the Ministries of the Government of José María Aznar, legal sources report.
It was the prosecutor Antonio Romeral who sent the judge of box B a letter informing him of the confession of Luis Bárcenas and urging him to have, “in his case, what is necessary for the ratification” of what the former treasurer of the PP and the “extension” of those facts. Pedraz began looking for a date and after postponing the trial of box B until next Tuesday, the judge took the opportunity to summon Bárcenas on Monday.
In his letter offering to collaborate, Bárcenas assured for the first time that some of the donations to the PP during his time as manager and treasurer they were finalists, that is, they were produced in exchange for a specific award. Pedraz had claimed in December all the documentation of 23 contracts worth 60 million euros that departments corresponding to seven ministries of the time of Aznar granted to the construction company of the confessed donor of the PP Alfonso García Pozuelo.