Barcelona going through additional questions over refereeing chief repayments

Barcelona are going through greater questions on repayments of hundreds of thousands of euros made to a former refereeing chief’s business enterprise following revelations that the quantity in query was 4 instances greater than the one initially declared.
Based on the Spanish newspaper ‘El Mundo’, Barcelona paid over 6.6 million euros between 2001 and 2018 to Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira, the previous refereeing technical committee vice-president, for presenting the membership with verbal tips on matters regarding referees. This can be far larger than the 1.4 million euros being spoken about inside the media on Thursday when La Liga president Javier Tebas pronounced that no sporting sanctions could possibly be taken when you consider that it occurred greater than three years in the past.

‘El Mundo’ additionally alleges that after Barca determined to end repayments, Negreira, dismissed from his place inside the federation, despatched a fax to the membership on February fifth, 2019 to threaten them with revealing a “scandal”. The web investigative website El Confidencial additionally revealed on Friday that two different corporations are being investigated in reference to the affair.

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Soccercam SL belongs to Negreira’s son even as Tresep 2014 SL, which was owned by Josep Contreras Arjona, a former Barca director who died in December, was allegedly used to funnel repayments to the previous referee. “We will wait for the bodies responsible for the good governance of the Spanish championship to shed light on this situation, which we have learned about through the media,” pronounced Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday for the duration of his journey to Slovenia.

Barcelona best La Liga at current however inside the wake of the revelations have been held to a 2-2 draw by Manchester confused inside the Europa combination on Thursday. “If I saw that we were winning by cheating, I would go home,” pronounced Barcelona coach Xavi inside the press convention after the match.

‘fate of damage’

Tebas pronounced ethically no providers have to have been furnished by Negreira to Barcelona, and no repayments have to have been made by the membership. He pronounced that no sporting sanctions could possibly be taken however that punishment below “criminal jurisdiction is another issue”. “Now the prosecutor’s office is investigating the events that occurred and whether there may be a possible crime of corruption between individuals,” he pronounced

The Spanish soccer federation have requested info from Barcelona and the refereeing technical committee (CTA) related to the repayments. The investigation begun after Spain’s tax authorities recognized irregularities in tax repayments made between 2016 and 2018 by the business enterprise Dasnil 95 – owned by Negreira, vice-president of the CTA between 1994-2018.

Dasnil 95 reportedly obtained repayments from Barcelona between these years. The final bill, in accordance with Cadena Ser radio, was issued in June 2018. later that the CTA was restructured and Enriquez Negreira left the organisation. Josep Maria Bartomeu, then-president of Barca, instructed reporters the membership had determined to dispense with these providers which will lower expenses.

Negreira – who refereed in La Liga between 1977-1992 – denied that he had given any beneficial medical care to the membership. Tebas pronounced later Friday that the revelations are “doing a lot of harm to Spanish football”. “I don’t know if the results of the matches were directly affected. But for the image of La Liga, I don’t like it,” he instructed a information convention.

“It’s not good. La Liga cannot remain passive with what is happening, with the claims we have seen in the press.”

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