María Dolores de Cospedal commissioned the former Foreign Minister, José Manuel Villarejo, to investigate the activities and private life of the brother of Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, then Minister of the Interior, as the political responsible for the investigation into the Gürtel case . The request was made by her husband, Ignacio López del Hierro, in a conversation that the police recorded today in prison, on 21 September 2009, and published the web portal moncloa.com. Villarejo had explained to the number two of the PP that Alejandro Pérez Rubalcaba & # 39; the weak point is that you can use against the Minister & # 39; This "punctual assignment", such as that relating to Javier Arenas, had to be a file that was to be paid by the People's Party, as Ignacio López del Hierro explained to him and then joined the police director.
This work is also derived from the clandestine interview that Dolores de Cospedal and his husband López del Hierro held at the head office of the PP with the Commissioner at the end of July. After resting – "recycling", López del Hierro said: "In September" occasional commissions "became concrete jobs: it was Villarejo himself who put the target on the brother of Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba The day before the secret meeting with Cospedal, explained Villarejo on López del Hierro explained that Alejandro Pérez Rubalcaba had a relationship with the owner of the detective agency Metodo 3 and visited a famous contact point in Madrid called Pigmalió.
The commissioner distributed probable data of the private life of the brother whose rival Cospedal was for the government, the Minister of the Interior. What the Commissioner has explained to Cospedal and her husband is that Alejandro Pérez Rubalcaba, according to him, was a dissolute life as a customer of the familiar local contacts and with a sentimental relationship with the owner of the office Método 3, Marita Fernández lado.
Method 3 was the detective agency that played a huge scandal in recording the conversation between Alicia Sánchez Camacho and the girlfriend of Jordi Pujol Ferrusola in the restaurant La Camarga in Barcelona. Later it turned out that they had spied dozens of politicians and business people. But these facts were not known at the moment and those who were concerned about Cospedal were the espionage of politicians in the Community of Madrid, who also carried out Method 3.
But at that time the hot research on the Gürtel was hot. Cospedal and her husband wanted to find out what the political origin of the police investigation was, and who filtered in the media – in the El País newspaper – to find them. From the beginning, Villarejo, in his role as double agent, exposed the then Minister of Security, Antonio Camacho, and Minister Rubalcaba.