Camps denies understanding Correa from Ana Aznar’s marriage ceremony: “El Escorial was bursting, a president solely appears on the ‘fats ones'”

Defendants comparable to Álvaro Pérez or Francisco Correa have pointed him out as answerable for the hiring choices to the Gürtel plot The trial has been marked by his assaults on the Prosecutor’s Office and a few incidents with different defendants The former president of the Generalitat Valenciana faces two and a half years jail

This Wednesday it was the flip of the previous president of the Generalitat Valenciana Francisco Camps to testify, accused of his accountability for the alleged irregularities within the award to Orange Market, one of many corporations within the ‘Gürtel’ plot, of the contract for the Valencian exhibitor of the Fitur 2009 version. The session, which started virtually an hour late, was marked by interruptions from Camps to the Prosecutor to attempt to go away their messages and mark the questions, and even giving indications about which photographs must be displayed in room.

The former Valencian president has as soon as once more insisted that he didn’t know him in any respect till the start of the trial that’s going down on the National Court. He has additionally referred to his confrontation with him within the National Court after Correa’s assertion, by which, based on the corrupt businessman, he advised him “son of a bitch”, you will destroy my life. Camps has apologized and has indicated that what he advised him was: “I do not need any hurt for you, or for anybody, but it surely appears unbelievable to me that due to an settlement with the Prosecutor’s Office you’re doing this to me.”

Time and once more he has denied understanding him earlier than the trial or having been with him – or having observed him – on the events after they might have met. One of them was the marriage of the daughter of José María Aznar and Alejandro Agag: “El Escorial was bursting”, he defined, along with mentioning {that a} regional president “focuses on the necessary ones”, like Aznar, however not on ” a gentleman who’s seated at a desk”.

As for Álvaro Pérez, with whom there are quite a few recorded conversations, Camps stands out. He admits that they met in the course of the meeting of a celebration act in 2003. He knew, he admits this, that he was the one who organized the celebration acts, however he has tried to disclaim the connection that Pérez himself affirms: “He was not a part of my group “, He has responded whereas accusing the Prosecutor’s Office, as soon as once more, of getting woven a method towards him.

As for the story that Álvaro Pérez has all the time maintained, that Camps promised to present him a job if the Correa group settled in Valencia, he has additionally denied it.

“I did not know something in regards to the Orange Market firm,” he assured in the course of the trial to place a barrier between him and the businesses run by Francisco Correa. According to Camps, he did not know something till the previous socialist deputy within the Valencian Community, Ángel Luna, spoke in regards to the group in Parliament and later, when the Gürtel case broke out.

One after one other, Camps has been releasing his jokes, comparable to speaking about how little his picture has by no means mattered to him, one thing that based on him is demonstrated by the hair he has been dropping through the years.

Confrontation with the Prosecutor’s Office

Francisco Camps, who’s dealing with a request for 2 and a half years in jail by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor, has been charging towards the Public Ministry because the begin of the trial. On Tuesday, 24 hours after his assertion, he defended his innocence to the media: “There is completely nothing,” he stated earlier than recalling that he has been exonerated 9 instances.

Despite the accusations made by the members of the Gürtel plot to his particular person, Camps believes that the trial goes nicely, as a result of “all of the folks within the administration” have declared that “they acted appropriately of their hiring and that they didn’t know in completely no form of relationship” between him and one of many ringleaders of the plot: Álvaro Pérez, alias ‘El Bigotes’.

That, in his opinion, leaves “any technique damaged” by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor who, from his standpoint, is “making an attempt to hyperlink the contracts with any kind of relationship” with the leaders of the Gürtel.

“We’ll see tomorrow however let’s not neglect it. The Prosecutor’s Office has determined that they’ve given me fits, that I had organized a dangerous system, that I had contracted with Calatrava, launched ‘Nóos’, who had been president of the inspiration of the go to of the Pope for spurious functions or {that a} Formula 1 circuit was constructed to present cash to the PP. We are speaking about one thing very, very critical,” he criticized.