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Spanish court puts Iberdola CEO under investigation in alleged spying case

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Ignacio Galan, chairman and chief executive officer of Iberdrola SA, gestures whilst speaking during a panel session at a Bloomberg event on day two of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.
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Spain's High Court on Wednesday placed Iberdrola Chief Executive Ignacio Sanchez Galan under investigation as part of a probe into an alleged spying case dating back to 2004-2017, a court document showed.

The decision follows a request by the anti-corruption public prosecutor a few days ago in connection with Galan's alleged dealings with former police chief Jose Manuel Villarejo.

Iberdrola was not immediately available to comment.