BBVA hired the commissioner Villarejo to spy businessmen and members of Zapatero's government (among them Minister Miguel Sebastián) when Sacyr wanted to take control of the entity at the end of 2004, according to the Moncloa.com portal, which provides a copy of the documentation to support his accusation. respect. The bank would have paid 500,000 euros the ex-commissioner in exchange for information that harms the people interested in removing Francisco González from the bank's presidency.
This operation would have begun at the beginning of the month of December 2004, three days after Sacyr show his desire to take control of the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria ( BBVA). At that moment, from the bank they would have hired Villarejo to stop this operation.
According to Moncloa.com, the entity directed by Francisco González contacted the Research and Analysis Cabinet (GIA) and offered "professional collaboration" to Villarejo in exchange for several amounts that, added, would be around 500,000 euros. The mission was to get information that would hurt the vice president of Sacyr, Juan Abelló (from whom they thought he aspired to preside over the bank), and Miguel Sebastián, by then General Director of the President's Economic Office José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.
This is how the «TRAP Operation»(Although Villarejo, according to the papers that accompany the information, sometimes calls it TRAPA). Its main task would be to find "negative aspects" of the «Hostile group» (called "GH" in the papers) that was intended to control the entity. According to these documents, what BBVA intended to put in Villarejo's hands was "to have the necessary means and elements to defend against the presumed attacks that will continue to be carried out in the short, medium term".
Villarejó would have started spying on Luis del Rivero, president of Sacyr, and Miguel Sebastián. However, the BBVA leadership was particularly concerned with the figure of Juan Abelló, vice president of the construction company and director of the former Banco Santander Central Hispano (now Banco Santander). In the BBVA they feared that Emilio Botín was behind this operation in order to put Abelló as president instead of Francisco González.
The Moncloa.com portal made itself known by making public recordings of Villarejo to personalities They did not know they were being recorded. Now that medium announces new information in this regard in the coming days after analyzing more than 4,000 documents of former commissioner Villarejo, in preventive prison since 2017 for being part of an alleged criminal organization.