Media: the President of the football Federation of Spain, was arrested on suspicion of corruption

Another news related to corruption in world football, came from Spain. In various suspected frauds the President of the Royal Spanish Federation (RFEF) angel Maria Villar, who was arrested by the police.

photo: Evgeny Semenov

On Tuesday morning the Civil guard of Spain raided the office of the Royal Spanish football Federation. According to reports by El Pais, the purpose of this event was the audit of the financial damage that was allegedly caused by the organization.

In particular, under suspicion of corruption were RFEF President angel Maria Villar. In the course of a special inquiry which including wiretapped the phones of the officials, it was found that Villar on the funds of the Federation bribed the regional Association, in order to win the next election of the head of the RFEF. In may he was re-elected for another term, and in total he is at the helm of the organization for 29 years.

Among other things, was arrested and his son Slide. Vice-President on economy of Juan Pardon, and several others also detained.

Angel Maria Villar was the acting President of the Union of European football associations (UEFA), when he was suspended, Michel Platini, and still he is senior Vice President of the Union of the International football Federation (FIFA).

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