The definitive accusation of Anticorruption in the first trial for the Tándem case brought some slight practical improvement for José Manuel Villarejo, but enormous benefits for his wife and son. The initial request of the Prosecutor’s Office for both reached a total of 97 years in prison, but it has been left at six.
Part of the reduction corresponds to the Prosecutor’s Office’s review of his accusation once the evidence in the trial was practiced, but another is a consequence of the fact that those harmed by the crimes of revealing secrets decided to withdraw their accusations, which prevented the Prosecutor’s Office from maintaining them. By itself.
The wife of the retired commissioner, Gema Alcalá, was attributed the commission of 21 crimes that added up to 83 years and one month in prison. In the final conclusions presented by the Public Ministry this Monday, she is accused of two crimes of bribery, for which she claims two and a half years for each one. The accusations focused on her performance in two of the three Villarejo operations that have gone to trial, called Iron and Land.
In the case of the son, José Manuel Villarejo Gil, he faced a 14-year prison request for four crimes in another piece called Painter. He stays in only one year, which would allow him in case of conviction to avoid effective entry into prison. In the case of Villarejo’s wife, as each of her crimes individually exceeded two years, she could not be suspended. If there were a conviction but each bribery was punished with no more than two years, the door would be opened to the suspension of prison entry.
As for Villarejo himself, the initial 109 years that Anticorruption claimed remain at 83. In the event of conviction, the practical consequence would be that the maximum time to serve the sentence would be 18 years instead of the initial 20 (maximum figure that allows the Penal Code except in very serious crimes).
After the communication of the sentences finally requested by the accusations, the trial has been suspended so that the defenses study their respective final petitions. It will then only be for each of the parties to present their final report to the court, something that will last until after the summer.
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