Negreira Case | The judge agrees to investigate the payments of the Football Federation to the son of Negreira

The National Court investigates the payments made by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for coaching services to Javier Enriquez, son of the former vice president of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA) José María Enríquez Negreira during the presidency of Angel Maria Villar. This is stated in a ruling of March 13 signed by magistrate Alejandro Abascal, to which he has had access THE SPANISH NEWSPAPERfrom the Prensa Ibérica group, which in line with the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office has commissioned the General State Intervention (IGAE) to analyze these fertilizers, for at least 4,400 euros, made between 2011 and 2016.

In a recent appearance by Andreu Camps, general secretary of the RFEF, he acknowledged that he also Javier Enríquez benefited from the collection of 13,000 euros by virtue of the premium that he was paid as a member of the staff of the senior team at Euro 2008, in which the Spanish team coached by Luis Aragones.

Written by LaLiga

Judge Abascal has issued this resolution after LaLiga submitted a brief before the Central Court of Instruction number 1 of the National Court, -in which the ‘Soule case’ is being investigated on the alleged corruption of the Football Federation-, in which it was claimed that the federal body, now led by Luis Rubiales, provide the invoices or supports of the expenses accounted for.

Javier Enríquez, son of José María Enríquez Negreira, during the celebration of the 2008 Eurocup won by Spain. Archive

According to the document presented by LaLigato which this newspaper has had access, said coaching services were paid in part by the organization directed by Javier Tebas, of which 18.75% came from the income obtained with the pools.

Against the FC Barcelona

This decision of the National Court is known just a few days after it was made public that the Barcelona Prosecutor’s Office had denounced for alleged continued corruption of FC Barcelona, ​​as a legal person, for the payment of around 7 million euros to the former referee Enríquez Negreira for alleged advice.

These investigations have fallen to the Examining Court number 1 of Barcelona, ​​which will have to determine if, as the Public Ministry defends, the payments from the Barça team to Enríquez Negreira were intended to make him “carry out actions tending to favor the FC Barcelona in the decision-making of the referees in the matches played by the club, and thus in the results of the competitions”.

Other defendants are the former presidents of FC Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosellbut also the ex-executives of the club Óscar Grau and Albert Soler.

The role of Contreras

The Ministry of Finance blocked the company Tresep 2014 on October 26, of which according to the newspapers infoLibre y The country the ex-manager of FC Barcelona who died in December allegedly used Josep Contreras Arjona to collect next to Enríquez Negreira the money paid by the Barça club.

This is stated in a resolution signed by the director of the Tax Management Department of the State Tax Administration Agency, Rosa Maria Prieto del Reyadvanced by THE SPANISH NEWSPAPER. In this sense, the Royal Spanish Football Federation has defended the legality of its actions.


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