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A National Audience court judge has started a new separate subsection in the "Tandem case" to investigate the leaked recordings of businesswoman Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein. Judge Diego de Egea has summonsed former police commissioner José Manuel Villarejo for 26th July to interrogate him about the leaked recordings of conversations with Corinna, Spanish king emeritus Juan Carlos I's former lover.

According to news agency EFE, Villarejo will be taken next Thursday from prison to the National Audience court to respond to questions about his alleged collaborator, commissioner Enrique García Castaño. This is as part of a new subsection of the case which the judge has started based on a police report he's been given about the new information.

The summons comes a week after the publication of recordings in which the king's lover alleged, among other claims, that he was involved in the Nóos scandal and that he had given her secret service documents. The new hearing will take place the same day as the head of the CNI, Spain's secret service, Féliz Sanz Roldán, will appear at his own request before the Congress's Reserved Expenses Commission to discuss his agency's actions relating to Corinna.

Villarejo has spent a year in prison, having been arrested on allegations of criminal conspiracy, bribery and money laundering. During Operation Tandem, police seized numerous recordings of conversations between Villarejo and public figures.