He wants them to be witnesses in the case as a result of the complaint filed on Friday


The Prosecutor’s Office has requested in its complaint for the Negreira case that in the investigation of the case the ex-coaches of FC Barcelona Luis Enrique Martínez and Ernesto Valverde be summoned to testify as witnesses, knowledgeable sources have explained to Europa Press.

As ‘El País’ has advanced, this is stated in the complaint that the Prosecutor’s Office filed on Friday in Barcelona’s Investigating Court 1 for alleged corruption in payments from the club to the former vice president of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA), José Maria Enriquez Negreira.

The Prosecutor’s complaint is directed against FC Barcelona as a legal entity, its former presidents Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu, Negreira himself and the former directors of the club Óscar Grau and Albert Soler for the alleged crimes of corruption between individuals in the sports field, unfair administration and documentary falsification.

The same court that received the complaint from the Prosecutor’s Office on Friday had already received a complaint from the referee Estrada Fernández for these events.

The prosecutor’s brief states that, through Rosell and Bartomeu as presidents, Barça “maintained a strictly confidential verbal agreement” with Negreira, who was then vice president of the Arbitration Committee.

The agreement, according to the prosecutor, was for Negreira, “in exchange for money, to carry out actions tending to favor the FCB in the decision-making of the referees in the matches that the club played, and thus in the results of the competitions” and, in this sense, he points out that the referees for each match in official competitions are designated by the Arbitration Committee.


The Prosecutor’s Office calculates that from 2001 to 2018 Negreira earned more than 7.3 million euros, to which the prosecutor points out: “It was a real remuneration not provided for in the club’s statutes or approved by the General Assembly. In short, said perceptions They had no legal or statutory support.”

The prosecutor’s complaint states that two Negreira companies issued invoices to Barça “without them responding to any real technical advisory services or services”, and specifies that they invoiced Barça 2,971,673.01 euros between 2014 and 2018.

The letter adds that the bank accounts where Negreira received the payments “were almost entirely fed by the income from the FCB, which were withdrawn, for the most part, by bearer checks” collected by third parties at the request of Negreira, at the request of Negreira. who then delivered the cash.

Negreira was relieved of the CTA in May 2018 and then Barça stopped paying him, which Negreira reproached Bartomeu in a burofax that the prosecutor reproduces: “I have no desire to publicize all the irregularities that I have known and experienced first-hand in relation to anyone from the club, but you will force me to do so if you do not reconsider your decision and comply with the agreement we had to continue counting on my services until the end of the presidential term”.

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