The former director of the Civil Guard died this morning at the San Juan de Dios hospital in Zaragoza, where he remained hospitalized.
Former National Guard chief Luis Roldan died last night at the San Juan de Dios hospital in Zaragoza, two months after the death of his current wife of Russian descent a few weeks ago. He is scheduled to be cremated tomorrow at the Torrero mortuary, as HERALDO confirmed.
Born in Zaragoza in 1943, Roldan was a member of the Zaragoza City Council PSOE, then between 1982 and 1986 he became Navarre’s government representative, Felipe Gonzalez The government made him the director general of Guardia Civil and he got the upper hand to enrich himself.
Luis Roldán fled Spain in 1994 when a court indicted his criminal activities. He was arrested on 27 February 1995 at Bangkok Airport (Thailand). He was tried by the National High Court and sentenced to 28 years in prison. Jail for embezzlement, bribery, tax evasion and fraud. The Supreme Court upheld the crimes and increased the sentence to 31 years.
Roldan was married three times and had four children. From his first marriage to Ángeles Cimorra, he has two children: economist Luis Javier and Ignacio, who died in a traffic accident in 1998. He has two children with his second wife, Chilean Galician doctor Blanca Rodriguez Porto.
One of his sons, who will be attending his father’s funeral, explained that Louis Roldan had cancer (apparently prostate) “years ago” and died of complications at St John’s Hospital last night. Tomorrow, the funeral and cremation of the former National Guard chief will take place behind closed doors.
After ten years in the women’s prison in Briva (Avila), she moved to her hometown of Zaragoza in 2005 and was released after a few months in Torreiro tertiary prison. She went to work at an insurance company in the morning until she retired.
In a recent HERALDO interview with former Justice and Interior Minister Juan Alberto Belloch, she explained that she had tried, in vain, to get Antonio Asuncion not to resign as Interior Secretary because of Luis Rodin’s departure . He added: “I keep claiming that I saved his life and he knows that. He is alone, lost somewhere and will be part of the search for any secret service.”