Madrid to appear as ‘injured party’ in Barca case
Real Madrid will appear in the refereeing corruption case involving Barcelona as an “injured party” as soon as lawsuits transfer ahead, the Spanish champions mentioned Sunday.
Spanish prosecutors charged Barcelona with corruption on Friday, over bills the membership made to a former vice-president of Spain’s referees’ committee via an organization owned through him.
“Real Madrid expresses its deep concern about the seriousness of the matter and reiterates its full confidence in the action of justice and has agreed that, in defence of its legitimate interests, it will appear in the proceedings as soon as the judge opens them to the injured parties,” Real Madrid mentioned in a remark.
According to Spanish prosecutors, the Catalan membership paid a complete of greater than 7.3 million euros ($7.77 million) to Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira, former referee and ex-vice president of the refereeing committee of the Spanish soccer federation between 1994 and 2018.
Two of the membership’s former presidents, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell, as neatly as Enriquez Negreira are going through the similar fee, originating from the Barcelona prosecutor’s workplace.
Enriquez Negreira used to be allegedly paid for offering the membership with recommendation on subjects pertaining to to referees, in accordance to Barcelona.
On a carrying degree, Barcelona face no instant threat for the reason that governing our bodies of Spanish, European and global soccer have five-year statute of obstacles, Liga president Javier Tebas has mentioned.
On the legal degree, the accused may just face up to 4 years in jail.
Sanctions in opposition to the membership may just vary from “suspension of activity…to outright dissolution as a company,” Alberto Palomar, professor of law at Carlos III University of Madrid advised AFP.