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The Civil Guard releases Luis Rubiales, awaiting the summons before the judge

The former president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Luis Rubiales was released late this Wednesday morning after arriving in Spain on a flight from the Dominican Republic and being detained at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport.

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The Civil Guard releases Luis Rubiales, awaiting the summons before the judge

The former president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Luis Rubiales was released late this Wednesday morning after arriving in Spain on a flight from the Dominican Republic and being detained at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport. , as sources in the case have confirmed to Europa Press.

Rubiales has brought forward his return to Spain, scheduled for April 6, and has landed at Madrid's Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport after ten in the morning after having made a trip to the Caribbean country for "work issues," as he explained. on March 22 in statements to Europa Press.

The aforementioned sources have indicated that Luis Rubiales, investigated for alleged diversion of funds in irregularities associated with contracts during his time at the head of the RFEF, has flown to Madrid on a commercial flight.

Upon his arrival in Barajas, UCO agents boarded him on the plane and then, accompanied by police officers, he boarded an unmarked black Civil Guard official vehicle at the foot of the runway. Rubiales was then transferred to the Madrid airport.

Rubiales' defense informed the Majadahonda judge Delia Rodrigo that he planned to return to Spain from the Dominican Republic on April 6, alleging that he was "at the full and total disposal" of the Court and that he could "return prior to that." date if it is deemed necessary and if it is required to do so.

This Monday, a UCO search took place at his accommodation in Punta Cana by order of the judge, and Luis Rubiales' mobile phone and a tablet were seized. The Civil Guard operation for possible corruption in the RFEF investigates alleged irregularities in the contracts to play the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia.

For his part, Rubiales has denied in a preview of the interview that 'El Objective' on La Sexta will broadcast this Wednesday that he had received "bites", ensuring that the money he had in his accounts "is a product" of his work and his " savings" and denying "the claims that the media have made" about his money.

"I am here today to say that it is a lie that I have hit a home run here (Dominican Republic). That it is a lie that I have a baseball team (...), that I have hit a ball in Cape Verde or that I have land for the construction of hotels in Saudi Arabia," defended the former president of the RFEF.

On March 22, the judge released Tomás González Cueto, who was an external legal advisor to the RFEF with Luis Rubiales, and Ángel González Segura, in his case related to the company that carried out works at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville.

The investigation with a total of seven detainees was carried out by the UCO for alleged crimes associated with corruption in business, unfair administration and money laundering between 2018 and 2023, when Rubiales was in charge of the RFEF, a position he abandoned when he was disqualified. for the kiss to the player Jennifer Hermoso.