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Spanish court puts Repsol chairman under investigation in alleged spying case

MADRID, April 15 (Reuters) - Spain’s High Court on Thursday placed Antonio Brufau, the current chairman of oil company Repsol, and Isidro Faine, the former chairman of Spain’s Caixabank, under formal investigation as part of a probe into an alleged spying case, the court said in a statement.

The decision follows a request by the anti-corruption public prosecutor a few days ago. Brufau and Faine will now be investigated on evidences of bribery in connection with both companies’ alleged dealings with former ex-police chief Jose Manuel Villarejo.

Repsol and Caixabank declined to comment. (Reporting by Jesús Aguado; additional reporting Isla Binnie; Editing by Emma Pinedo and Inti Landauro)

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