Former PP treasurer Luis Bárcenas has sent a letter to the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office in which he points to the Popular Party and Mariano Rajoy . The main defendant in this process, for which the Prosecutor’s Office asks for five years, assures in this confession that the conservative party was financed illegally between 1982 and 2009.
“I showed the papers to Rajoy in 2009 and he destroyed them, I kept a copy” , stresses, before ensuring that there is a “recording where Lapuerta talks about the delivery of money.”
The letter, to which EFE and Europa Press have had access, has been released just five days before the National High Court to try him again. Bárcenas, who sleeps behind bars while turning 29 for ‘Gürtel’, begins this letter of January 26 reaffirming his “will to collaborate with Justice”, both in the piece related to box b, and in “those others that are pending prosecution or full investigation “.
Thus, throughout 8 pages, he explains that in these papers the donations that, above all, were made by businessmen, directly to the former treasurer of the PP, the late Álvaro Lapuerta, at the same party headquarters, on Genova Street Madrid, or “sometimes in restaurants”, in exchange for ”
Bárcenas assures that “of all these performances he was perfectly knowledgeable” Rajoy. “To the point that at the beginning of 2009, we had a meeting in his office, in which I showed the papers of this B accounting, telling me how I could continue to keep all that compromising documentation, which ended up, personally, destroying it in the shredding machine of papers, without knowing that I kept a copy of that documentation, “he says in his writing.
Finally, Bárcenas affirms that he received pressure from the party not to speak. Bárcenas already confessed in 2013 the existence of a box b in the PP, although that statement “could be broader, but it was not following the recommendation of the lawyer.”
“The feeling of guilt at having been able to cause my wife to be at risk of losing her freedom and going to prison made me believe, innocently, in the promise – by the Popular Party – that a few months after this statement of July 15 I was told that Rosa would not go to prison thanks to the efforts that had been initiated.
Hence, she signed – we could call it – “peace” with said political party, withdrawing the complaint she had filed for the destruction of the information contained in computers of my personal disposition, or of my labor claims in the labor jurisdiction as a result of my departure from the Popular Party, “he argues.
Now, Bárcenas does not save names. “The people who received these salary supplements were specifically: Mariano Rajoy, Dolores de Cospedal, Federico Trillo, Pío García Escudero, Francisco Álvarez Cascos, Ángel Acebes, Javier Arenas, Rodrigo Rato and Jaime Ignacio del Burgo.
The former treasurer also refers to the parapolice operation called ‘Kitchen’, which is also being investigated in the National Court within the framework of one of the separate pieces of the ‘Tándem’ case, and adds that “a large part” of all this documentation “has He was abducted “from the study of his wife, Rosalía Iglesias,” when they entered to rob it. “