Legendary Catalonia politician denies he was corrupt in appearance before regional parliament

The former longtime leader of Spain's Catalonia region has declared he was not corrupt during his 23 years in power but did not disclose details about the fortune he concealed abroad for three decades.

The 84-year-old Jordi Pujol founded Catalonia's Convergence and Union political alliance that governs the region. He was the region's president from 1980 to 2003.

Pujol told regional lawmakers Friday in Barcelona that the money came from an inheritance from his father.

He made the appearance under extreme political pressure to reveal more details following his July announcement that he did not declare an unspecified amount of money to authorities for more than 30 years.

In January, several Pujol relatives were ordered by Spain's Fraud Inspection Office to reveal information about their financial affairs.