The judge of the National Audience, Diego Egea again to have on the table a petition of freedom of the excomisario Jose Manuel Villarejo , feared for the devastating consequences that has had the release of some of their conversations with political representatives. The appearance of your recordings put at risk the continuity in the office of the minister of Justice, Dolores Delgado, and triggered shortly after the resignation of the seat of the former minister of Defense, María Dolores de Cospedal (PP), to whom the former said that he had tried to destroy evidence in the case Gürtel.

With this background information, each request of freedom of Villarejo causes endless speculations on the possible scope of the next installment of their recordings. In media court considers that there is little chance of that in the short term, the magistrate in charge of the operation –Tandem relative to the illicit businesses of the former– a change in the situation of prison’s unconditional investigated. But in those same media still echo the warnings of Villarejo in the sense that I had reserved a “fireworks finale” of his revelations if around the End of the Year had not prospered in their attempts to regain freedom.

The Criminal Chamber rejected the earlier request of the excomisario waiting for reports on material intervened

His possible departure from prison would be, of course, very controversial, due to the characteristics of your path and the doubts that have been sowing in the sense of have had over the years with the support of successive governments of different sign. According to that version of their activities, to Villarejo would have allowed compatibilizara their personal, business reporting and practices of blackmail and extortion with his responsibilities as a senior police. A thin line, imperceptible, would have separated their alleged work in the interest of the State of its accumulation of material to be used later at your convenience, to their own advantage.

now, if you have been really Villarejo which has been releasing the first records of its abundant sound library, the gamble has not come out. The anti-Corruption Office has always shown against its successive resources to obtain the review of his situation in prison unconditional. And it is not only the judge Of Aegean he has wanted –and decided to– to keep him in the jail. Recently, the Criminal Chamber of the Audiencia Nacional also rejected a petition for freedom filed by the former.

Villarejo had alleged that Egea had filed some parts of the research. And the Criminal replied that it did not affect the core of the case. The judges again stressed the main reason that the former carries a prison more than a year, from November 5, 2017, which is the risk of leakage. And with that, the fear of destruction of evidence. The car of the Criminal court argued in this regard that “it is also necessary to the maintenance of the situation of imprisonment of the appellant to prevent the destruction or manipulation of evidence to be material intervened pending analysis of the deriving further lines of research.” The magistrate Of the Aegean is waiting for the results of these analyses. What is more likely is that you do not resolve on the new request from Villarejo until you receive. The office of the Prosecutor, in turn, keeps the expectation and in any case, it seems ready to facilitate the release from prison of the former.