An assistant manager at a fashionable men's clothing store in Madrid testified on Tuesday that all of the purchases made by former Valencia regional premier Francisco Camps were put on the account of one of the Gürtel network's point men in the region, Ángel Pérez.
Antonio Fresno, who works at Milano, was called to the stand to refute claims by Camps and his co-defendant Ricardo Costa that they paid for their own suits and dress accessories.
Charged with bribery, the two men are on trial at Valencia's High Court for allegedly accepting the gifts from the Gürtel corrupt businessman's network in exchange for fat contracts with the region.
Pérez was the manager of Orange Market, which prepared special events for Camps' Popular Party (PP) government. Known as "the mustache," Pérez is also indicted on related charges.
Fresno said that Pablo Crespo, the alleged number two in the Gürtel ring, asked him to split the bills between Orange Market and ServiMadrid, another company that was connected to the Gürtel network.
Earlier in the day, another employee at the store testified that while he didn't know whether all the bills raked up by Camps and Costa were put under one account, the debts accumulated by them totaled 30,678.90 euros, and were paid through a bank transfer by people connected to Gürtel.
The trial will continue on Wednesday.