Luis Barcenas denies knowing about the hidden accounts
The corruption scandal that struck the Partido Popular (PP) of the current Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, began on the information provided by former party treasurer, Luis Barcenas, who yesterday refused the existence of parallel accounts in the party while facing the anti-corruption prosecutor.
Barcenas was to declare in the case of the alleged black bonuses paid for years to high officials of the Partido Popular. According to the Spanish media. Barcenas denied against the prosecutor that there where hidden accounts and underwent handwriting test to confirm his hand wrote the files.
The prosecution said that he responded to all questions asked regarding the manuscripts published last week by the newspaper El País, in which there is an alleged parallel accounting of PP between 1990 and 2008, of illegal donations from companies and payment of bonuses that include Rajoy.
Yesterday the former treasurer said everything, for two hours, and left without making comment to the many media that awaited him. Spanish demonstrators shouted “scoundrel” and “thief“. “Where is my envelope?“, Some of those present said, referring to the envelopes PP members received with their bonuses. Barcenas is also accused in the “case Gürnel“, which is one of the largest corruption schemes in the history of Spain, fthe ormer treasurer is being investigated by the discovery that the PP managed to raise up to 22 millions of undeclared Euros in Switzerland.