MADRID, 14 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The State Attorney General, Álvaro García Ortiz, issued a decree on Tuesday ordering the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office to take over what is known as the 'Negreira case', a matter that until now was in the hands of the Barcelona Provincial Prosecutor's Office, considering that it deals with crimes of special importance, as reported by the Public Ministry.
The Barcelona Prosecutor's Office filed a complaint against FC Barcelona and its former presidents Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu last Friday before the Investigating Court Number 1 of Barcelona for alleged corruption for the 7.3 million euros that the club would have paid to the Former Vice President of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA) José María Enríquez Negreira between 2001 and 2018.
"It represented a real remuneration not provided for in the club's statutes or approved by the General Assembly. In short, said perceptions had no legal or statutory support," says the complaint, to which Europa Press had access.
The complaint points to possible crimes of corruption in business in the sports field, unfair administration, misappropriation and false commercial documents.