Jorge Trías dies, leaker of the ‘Bárcenas papers’

  • He died at the age of 74 after respiratory complications.

The lawyer and former deputy of the PP Jorge Trías Sagnier has died this Wednesday at the age of 73, as a result of respiratory complications after having overcome covid.

Member of a family of lawyers and men of letters, Trías Sagnier returned to the forefront of today as leaker and witness in the case of the Bárcenas paperswhich implicated the former treasurer of the Popular Party Luis Bárcenas and other high officials in the existence of a double accounting of the party, with payment of bonuses.

Born in Barcelona, ​​he was the son of fellow lawyer and politician Carlos Trías Beltrán and brother of the philosopher Eugenio Trías and the essayist Carlos Trías. One of his daughters is Georgina Trías, deputy for Vox. Lawyer and writer, he was secretary of the Organization of the Lliga de Catalunya (1975-76), advisor to the Minister of Justice (1977), vice president of the Spanish Committee of the European League for Economic Cooperation (1983-91) and member of the Illustrious College of Lawyers of Madrid.

as a lawyer, Trías Sagnier won the case of Violeta Friedman against Nazi Leon Degrelle for denying the Holocaust that allowed the creation of legislation against hate crimes in Spain, including anti-Semitism.

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Although he had lived in Madrid for years, he had been a PP deputy in Congress for Barcelona during the mandate of José María Aznar. In recent years he denounced the harassment of his fellow party members for his role in the ‘Bárcenas case’, which led to the final condemnation of the party.

The funeral will take place this Friday at the Sant Gervasi funeral home in Barcelona, ​​where the burning chapel will have been installed

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