“The handling of the funds reserved for me was like third party. I am a paying teller (…) They give you forty and you have to answer for forty ». With this surprising definition he explained the witness Miguel Ángel Bayo, legal advisor in the Deputy Directorate of Operations (DAO) of the Police for 32 years, his role to the judge and the Anticorruption prosecutors investigating the Kitchen operation. He performed this function of paying, in an auxiliary way, between the end of 2015 and 2018, as it was the responsibility of the Secretary General of the DAO whose function he assumed on request.
It was he who, as a “paying cashier”, gave around 5,000 euros to the UCAO commissioner Enrique García Castaño by direct decision of the