The Court rejects the request for imputation of Sánchez Arminio

Thursday, March 2, 2023, 1:17 p.m.

The Court has rejected the accusation of Victoriano Sánchez Arminio for the Solue Case requested by LaLiga and the Prosecutor’s Office, who will appeal the court’s decision. On February 20, the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor requested that the Santanderino, president of the Technical Committee of Referees between 1994 and 2017, be investigated for the alleged diversion of eight million euros from the Spanish Football Federation for purposes other than what had been consigned. in the departure. Now, given the refusal of the court, both organizations have filed an appeal. «The expert reports reveal that the contributions made by La Liga to the RFEF corresponding to arbitration fees, exceed the expenses recorded by the RFEF by 7,999,013 18 euros corresponding to these concepts, indicating that this difference is not justified and that they have not been used for their purpose”, indicated the Prosecutor’s report, which thus adhered to the request initially formulated by the Professional Football League, chaired by by Javier Tebas.

Now the court has rejected the accusation arguing that six years after the proceedings were opened is no longer the appropriate procedural time and that the former president of the arbitrators has already testified as a witness, which could damage his right to defense. The Central Court of Investigation number 1 of Madrid “dismisses the proceedings because they can be considered, although not surprising, irregular given the procedural phase in which it is requested, almost finished the investigation, arguing that it is a late appeal of new investigated, with possible impairment of his right of defense. In addition, “the rejection of these proceedings is based on the fact that the proposed persons have already appeared as witnesses without providing any new evidence, and without assessing the possible prescription.”

Both LaLiga and the Prosecutor’s Office itself have filed an appeal, according to the newspaper Montañés.


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