Joan Laporta con uno de los informes del 'caso Negreira'

THE AUDIENCE OF BARCELONA HAS GIVEN HIS VERDICT

The Audience, in agreement with Barça! The crime of bribery in the 'Negreira case' is annulled

Published:24/05/2024 - 11:59h

Updated:24/05/2024 - 12:27h

FC Barcelona has received the reason from the Court of the City of Barcelona after the elimination of the crime of bribery in the investigation of the 'Negreira case' was announced.

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News very positive for the FC Barcelona this Friday afterwards that the Audience of Barcelona announced the decision of the judge of the 'case Negreira' to revoke a crime of cohecho to the club and to the directors investigated by the payments to the exvicepresidente of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA). Like this it informs it 'EFE', signalling that the decision has been firm by part of the section 21ª of the Audience.

Of this way, the Audience gives the reason to the Fiscalía Anticorrupción and to the defences and cancels the imputación of cohecho in the case, which himself that follows keeping by the moment other crimes, between which finds the one of sportive corruption. The investigation will continue against the rest of investigated, between which find the ex Barcelona presidents, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell.

The decision has showed that the ideal of the judge was not the most hit

It fits to highlight that the judge argued in his moment, when attributing a crime of cohecho to the investigated, that the payments effected by the Catalan entity "produced the referee's effects wished by the FC Barcelona, in such a way that it had to exist an inequality in the deal with other teams and the consequent corruption sistémica in the group of the Spanish arbitration", ensured.

Joan Laporta will keep out of the penal investigation

Regarding the legal, the decision refuses that the club or Joan Laporta have committed a crime of cohecho in the 'case Negreira' and causes of immediate way that the responsible maximum of the Barcelona club leave to be investigated. Likewise, it withdraws this penal type, esgrimido by the judge Joaquín Aguirre, when considering that the exvicepresidente of the referees had category of public civil servant when it earned 8 millions of the Barça during two decades in return of referee's consultancys.

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