When it was no longer possible to hide the fact that the Royal family had allegedly carried out the theft and fraud of the Hernani collection, the only solution that occurred to the head of the Royal Household, Sabino Fernandez Campo, was reportedly to openly threaten all the Spanish news media so that they would not publish anything about the Hernani affair.
The threat, which still stands, was first revealed on the C.O.P.E. radio programme by Antonio Herrero on September 28th 1994. The threat obviously extended to all public office holders.
Soon after, the alleged figurehead, Teresa Mariategui Arteaga, who had now been forgotten, died. She left a will revealing that she had not received her husband's inheritance. The Royal family, still under the illusion that they had not uncovered, allegedly approached the then Director General of Registry and Notaries to ask him to falsify another Last Will Certificate to include two subsequent forged wills.
The Director General reportedly carried out the task, with the result that there are now two last will certificate, as well as two forged wills added on.
As a last resort, the Royal family allegedly tried a judicial whitewash of the robbery and fraud of the Duke of Hernani collection, without having to give back the stolen pictures. Heirs of the Hernani family accused some judges of having allegedly joined in the dangerous game. The Supreme Court confirmed them as successors to the Duke of Hernani, ignoring the forged documents.
The Court of First Instance no. 46 gave orders to stop all investigation as to the whereabouts of the pictures and declared null and void all lawsuits presented against the Royal family.