- Title: Former Caja Madrid chief Miguel Blesa found dead
- Date: 19th July 2017
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - MARCH 4, 2015) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF EXTERIOR OF MADRID'S HIGH COURT VARIOUS OF MIGUEL BLESA ARRIVING AT COURT AND ENTERING BUILDING MAN PROTESTING AND HOLDING PLACARD READING (Spanish): "Blesa, thief, go back to prison." TWO WOMEN PROTESTING AND HOLDING PLACARDS WITH BLESA PICTURE READING (Spanish): "Blesa, thief, go back to prison." AND "Blesa, thief, go back to jail. Justice!" PROTESTERS HOLDING BANNER READING (Spanish): "Savings of Bankia, the bank freeze of Spain cheated by the government and its accomplices. Corruption, solution." MEMBERS OF SPANISH POLICE ARRIVING AT SCENE BLESA LEAVING COURT AND GETTING INTO CAR PROTESTERS BANGING ON BLESA'S CAR VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS BANGING BLESA'S CAR/POLICE PUSHING THEM AWAY PROTESTER SHOUTING AS BLESA'S CAR DRIVES AWAY (Spanish): "You are a criminal, you should be in jail!"/POLICE AND MEDIA RUNNING AFTER CAR
- Embargoed: 2nd August 2017 10:12
- Keywords: Miguel Blesa banker death shotgun wound Caja Madrid corruption scandal Cordoba Spain
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
- City: MADRID, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA0016QDV6MF
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- Story Text: Spanish banker Miguel Blesa was found dead on Wednesday (July 19) in a country estate in the southern province of Cordoba, a family member said.
The body was found with a shotgun wound in the chest, the relative added.
A spokesman for the emergency services in the region of Andalusia said a body had been found at the estate but would not confirm the identity of the victim.
Miguel Blesa, chairman of former savings bank Caja Madrid, was at liberty pending an appeal after being sentenced to 6 years in prison by Spain's High Court in February, following a scandal over the widespread misuse of company credit cards during his tenure at the lender.
Blesa also came under judicial investigation in for Caja Madrid's controversial, loss-making acquisition of City National Bank of Florida in 2008 for which he spent two weeks in custody in 2013 before being set free.
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