New maneuver of the confusion of former commissioner José Manuel Villarejo. Despite the fact that in multiple public statements, including participation in a TV3 program, assuring that he would help Alejandro Rosell, the former president of Barça, to show that he was a victim of Operation Catalunya, the retired policeman distanced himself from the case this morning, before the titular judge of court number 13 in Madrid and claimed to be unaware of almost anything related to him. He even said that he did not remember what was said on Catalan television.
Villarejo, however, did not deny the existence of Operation Catalonia, but attributed it to some of his particular devils: the National Intelligence Center, former Vice President Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, former Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz and the police leadership. , with part of which he was in conflict or occupied prominent positions, such as Commissioner Agustín Linares, superior commander of Catalonia.
Villarejo reluctantly acknowledged that the senator and former president of the PP of Catalonia, Alicia Sánchez Camacho, spoke to him about Rosell as an objective to pursue due to his supposed status as an independentist. The proof of this is the recording that the former commissioner made of his encounter with politics. He also pointed to former financier and convict Javier de la Rosa as a source, who according to his account was obsessed with Rosell and with businessman Carles Vilarrubí.
But Villarejo assured that after investigating what they told him about Rosell, he ended up ruling out his links with the independence movement, which he pointed out that he would have left in writing in at least two reports and communicated it to the CNI and the Civil Guard, which would also be investigating the Catalan businessman.
In what makes his relations with the rest of the denounced, Villarejo applied the same guideline. Regarding Marc Varri, FBI attaché at the US embassy in Madrid, and whom the prosecution attributes to having intervened so that his country would send a Letter Rogatory to Spain to investigate Rosell, he explained that their meetings and relations were linked to operations undercover in Lebanon or actions related to drug trafficking.
Regarding José Luis Pérez, the computer scientist who published a blog on the web with improbable allegations against Rosell, the content of which ended up being partially included in the UDEF report that served as support for the prosecutors' complaint against the Catalan businessman, the former commissioner He limited himself to acknowledging that he met with him on some occasion, responding to the request of Jordi Pujol Ferrusola's ex-lover, Victoria Álvarez, but ruled out having used his information. Álvarez and De la Rosa, were the first denouncers of the eldest son of the former president of the Generalitat, Jordi Pujol Soley, both led by Villarejo, who offered them money in exchange for their collaboration. He also denied knowing the chief inspector who prepared the aforementioned UDEF report, Alberto Estevez, who also testified ayr.