Wednesday, November 30

Bárcenas asks for more than 40 years in prison for Fernández Díaz for ‘Kitchen’ and for Cospedal to testify in the trial

The former treasurer of the PP Luis Bárcenas has presented this Tuesday his indictment against the eleven prosecuted for ‘Operation Kitchen’, a vigilante operation that would have been carried out between 2013 and 2015 to spy on him and steal sensitive information that he could have from the PP and his leaders. For the alleged ‘brain’ of it, former Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz claims more than 40 years in prison, while requesting that the former general secretary of the PP María Dolores de Cospedal testify in the trial, reports Europa Press.

Internal Affairs, to García Castellón: the audios that he despises about Cospedal have a “direct relationship” with Kitchen

Know more

Bárcenas asks the National High Court to open an oral trial against the eleven prosecuted by the Central Court of Instruction Number 6: Fernández Díaz and his former Secretary of State, Francisco Martínez; the former operational deputy director (DAO) of the National Police Eugenio Pino; former police commanders José Manuel Villarejo, Enrique García Castaño, Marcelino Martín Blas, Andrés Gómez Gordo, José Luis Olivera, José Ángel Fuentes Gago and Bonifacio Díez Sevillano; and the former driver of the Bárcenas Sergio Ríos.

In the letter, to which Europa Press has had access, the lawyer of the Bárcenas family, Marta Giménez-Cassina, specifically asks for 41 years in prison for Fernández Díaz, his former ‘number two’ and Villarejo. In addition, she demands that the defendants compensate Bárcenas, his wife and his son “in solidarity for the damages caused by the commission of the crimes that affect them in 400,000 euros each.”

The evidence to be practiced during the oral hearing is already advancing and asks that both the accused and the Bárcenas and, as witnesses, Cospedal and her husband, the businessman Ignacio López del Hierro, testify.