Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been captured in Spain as a component of a multi-national investigation concerning asserted illegal tax avoidance.
In a joint operation, Spain’s national police and common protect assaulted a few addresses in Andorra and Catalonia, capturing five individuals, including Rosell and his better half.
The 53-year-old businessperson was Barcelona’s leader in the vicinity of 2010 and 2014, when he surrendered taking after a Spanish court’s choice to explore the 2013 exchange of Brazilian star Neymar from Santos.
This new operation, named “Rimet” after FIFA’s longest-serving president Jules Rimet, is identified with the offer of picture rights for the Brazilian national group to an organization situated in Qatar.
As indicated by Spanish reports, affirmed to Press Association Sport by Spain’s Ministry of the Interior, 15 million euros (£12.9million) was redirected to a bank in Andorra.
In a joint explanation, the national police and common watch said among those captured were individuals “purportedly some portion of a criminal association connected to the universe of football and the association of wearing occasions”.
It is comprehended the Spanish specialists were following up on data gotten from the United States-drove examination concerning debasement in world football which has seen handfuls ensnared in North, Central and South America.
One of those men, Ricardo Teixeira, the previous leader of the Brazilian FA, was a nearby partner of Rosell’s the point at which the Spaniard was a senior official for Nike in Brazil.
Teixeira quit sports legislative issues in 2012, refering to medicinal reasons, and has been under scrutiny by the Brazilian and Spanish experts from that point onward.
Rosell and Teixeira have dependably denied any wrongdoing and Barcelona consented to pay a £4.7million fine to avoid impose on the Neymar bargain in 2016.