The judge admits the prosecution’s complaint against Barça, Rosell and Bartomeu for the ‘Negreira case’

The judge of Barcelona Silvia López Mejías has admitted for processing today the complaint filed by the Prosecutor’s Office against Fútbol Club Barcelona and its former presidents Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu for a crime of sports corruption due to payments of around 7 million euros to the former vice president of the referees, José María Enríquez Negreira.

The investigating court number 1 of Barcelona asks the Civil Guard to investigate all the operations carried out by Negreira during the almost 20 years in which the payments to the then vice president of the Technical Committee of Referees are accredited. The complaint is also addressed to former club executives Óscar Grau and Albert Soler.

The investigation focuses on the years in which the crime has not prescribed, so it only affects Rosell and Bartomeu in their stages as presidents, that is, from 2010 to 2018, which means that the complaint against Laporta in its first stage is not under investigation.

LaLiga, admitted as a private accusation

LaLiga has been admitted as a private prosecution in this case, as reflected in the order of the Examining Court number 1 of Barcelona.

The payments made by Barça to Enríquez Negreira from 2001 with Joan Gaspart to 2018, the year in which Bartomeu broke the agreement with the then vice president at the CTA, exceeded 7 million euros. The judge opens proceedings for the continued crimes of corruption between individuals in the sports field, unfair administration and false commercial documents.

A robbery at home

The judge in the Negreira case denounced a robbery at her home last Sunday. They took money, jewelry and other objects according to information from ‘El Confidencial.

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