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BBVA charged with corruption

The charges come after investigations showed that the bank requested the services of former police officer Jose Manuel Villarejo in order to intercept communications of journalist, politicians and businesspeople.

The former police officer (today in prison) was accused to tap telephone lines and carry out blackmail and treats on behalf of wealthy individuals and the bank.

The investigations showed that officials of the bank used this fraudulent scheme to prevent the sale of the bank to Sacyr.

This probe led to the resignation of the chairman Mr. Francisco Gonzalez.

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https://www.dw.com/en/spains-second-largest-bank-bbva-charged-with-corruption/a-49795923

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Jaime Prieto

Mr. Jaime Prieto is a lawyer experienced in Financial Crime, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing having extensive professional experience in both public and private sectors. Mr. Prieto has been a Head of Compliance in the European Union, the Americas and the Caribbean for banks, trust companies, asset managers, Big Four audit and advisory firms, RegTechs, government agencies and other types of financial professionals. In addition to his experience, he has been legal and educational chair in several compliance and sectorial organisations and performed as a teacher and speaker for a number of organisations and in several local and international forums. Furthermore, Mr. Prieto is an experienced Money Laundering Reporting Officer anda Data Protection officer with additional experience in risk management.
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