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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:08 AM

Convicted ultra right wing murderer now senior advisor to Spain's Guardia Civil

A man who carried out one of the most notorious murders of Spain’s democratic transition is currently employed by the country’s interior ministry as a security expert, according to a newspaper exposé.

Emilio Hellin was a member of the far-right group Fuerza Nueva when he shot dead a student, Yolanda González (19), in 1980. Two years later he was sentenced to 43 years in jail, serving 14 years.

However, an article published by El País newspaper on Sunday reports that he has changed his name and is now a senior adviser to Spain’s civil guard on terrorism and crime, as well as training and giving conferences to the police.

The interior ministry is investigating the identity of this expert on its payroll in light of the revelations, El País said yesterday.

“He’s one of the best-trained civil experts and he’s way ahead when it comes to certain specialist areas,” Ramin Garcia, a now retired senior civil guard, told the newspaper. “I don’t know anything about the past of this gentleman, all I know is that he’s always given us what we have wanted.”

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http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2013/0226/1224330516384.html

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