MADRID, 7 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Minister of Justice, Pilar Llop, has ruled on the complaint that the Prosecutor's Office is finalizing against Fútbol Club Barcelona for alleged crimes of corruption for the payments that the Barça club would have made to the former vice president of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA) José María Enríquez negreira. "Zero tolerance for corruption in any field, also, logically, in sports when it occurs," she said.
This has been pronounced in statements to the press after his speech in plenary session that was held this Tuesday in the Senate, where the PP has taken advantage of his question to the minister to criticize the "pale role" that the Government has in the demonstration for the Women's Day after the outbreak of the 'Mediator case' has exposed the spending of "everyone's money on prostitutes and cocaine".
Llop has acknowledged that he was not aware of the actions of the Public Ministry. "The truth is that I have no knowledge beyond what the media may have said, but in any case if it is an investigation that is carried out within the prosecution, all due respect," he pointed out.
The head of Justice has assured that, in any case, her position is one of "zero tolerance for corruption in any field: in the field of corruption in individuals, in corruption in international transactions, in political corruption, any type of corruption".
In line, he has had an impact on the fact that the Ministry of Justice that he directs presented the so-called 'whistleblower law', which "establishes channels so that people who see that the laws are being breached or that there may be an alleged matter of corruption can denounce it and there are no reprisals."
Legal sources consulted by Europa Press have confirmed that the Prosecutor's Office is finalizing a complaint against Barça for alleged crimes of corruption for the payments that Negreira would have made. The presentation of this complaint would imply putting an end to the investigations carried out at the headquarters of the Public Ministry to, where appropriate, enter the judicial phase.
The investigation of what is known as the 'Negreira case', which was opened last year and was extended in October, focused on an alleged crime of corruption between individuals at the company of the former 'number two' of the Technical Committee of Referees .
After knowing the investigations of the Public Ministry, Barça said in a statement that "in the past it hired the services of an external technical consultant, who supplied, in video format, technical reports referring to players of lower categories of the Spanish State for the technical secretariat "of the club.
The club specified that the relationship with this external provider "was extended with technical reports related to professional arbitration in order to complement the information required by the coaching staff of the first team and the subsidiary", something that it stressed as usual in professional football clubs .
In addition, Barça clarified that these outsourced services currently fall to a worker attached to the football area and regretted that "this information appears precisely at the best sporting moment of this season."