Garzón seeks acquittal

June 22, 2010

The AP reports:

In a written defence put forward by his lawyer, he requested that he be acquitted citing a legal precedent that prevents a trial taking place if it is opposed by the public prosecutor’s office.

The precedent mentioned is the so-called “doctrina Botín,” named after Emilio Botín, the current CEO of the Banco Santander, who was coincidentally called up as a witness in the Garzón case.  More here or, in Spanish, here.