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Bárcenas becomes a minor celebrity behind bars
05 July 2013 @ 14:26

EX-TREASURER of the PP Luis Bárcenas has turned into something of a celebrity in jail, with fellow inmates asking for his autograph and for envelopes filled with cash, sending up the suspected 'off-the-books' wage top-ups he is accused of having paid to high-level party members for over 10 years.

Bárcenas, who is remanded in custody pending trial as the judge believes there is a risk of his absconding due to the multi-millions he holds in bank accounts abroad, is in Cell Block IV of Madrid's Soto del Real prison, a unit for non-violent, first-time criminals.


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