It states that Real Madrid and other First Division teams can be considered "harmed" by this case
BARCELONA, 5 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The judge of the Investigating Court 1 of Barcelona, who is investigating the payments to the former vice-president of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA), José María Enríquez Negreira by Futbol Club Barcelona (FCB) maintains that these payments caused an alleged "systemic corruption" in the arbitral body.
In several resolutions, consulted by Europa Press this Tuesday, he states that Real Madrid - which is appearing as a private accusation in the case - like the rest of the First Division teams that faced FC Barcelona between 2001 and 2018, can be considered "harmed by the alleged plot."
In one of the proceedings, the judge assures that FC Barcelona and former president Josep Maria Bartomeu filed an appeal after Real Madrid was admitted as being harmed by the crime "like any other First Division team."
"If FC Barcelona has paid one of the vice-presidents of the Technical Committee of Referees to design a certain type of arbitration, it must be inescapably recognized that any participant in the competition should have the status of victim", he added.
In the appeal by FC Barcelona it is also alleged that the appearance of Real Madrid as a private accusation must be revoked because it is already represented through La Liga, and the judge assures in this Tuesday's resolutions that "a victim cannot be prohibited from appear in the case."
The judge also agrees not to charge former executive Albert S.S. for the crimes of administrative prevarication and omission of the duty to prosecute crimes, after the representation of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) presented a document requesting it.
In an order dated August 9, the exclusion of the RFEF as a private accusation was agreed, so "it has been left out of the present process" and in this Tuesday's order the non-indictment of Albert S.S. was agreed.
In addition, another resolution also agrees to carry out the tests requested by The League to "advance the hypothesis regarding the possible influence" of the former member.
The magistrate announces that he will request from the Spanish Football Federation the questionnaires carried out by the aforementioned committee to the professionals of the arbitration group, their answers, and the messages and communications of the committee with Enrquiez Negreira and his son, among others.