Barcelona accused of bribery by the judge of the ‘Negreira case’


The amount of 7.5 million euros that Barcelona paid Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira, the former vice-president of the Technical Committee of Referees for 17 years, is said to constitute a crime.

According to El Debate, this is what Joaquin Aguirre believes, the head of the Investigative Court number 1 of Barcelona, who has accused FC Barcelona of bribery as reported by ‘El Debate’.

Josep Maria Bartomeu, Sandro Rosell, Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira and his son are also accused.

These accusations have been added to the registration from the early hours of this Thursday morning at the offices of the Spanish Football Federation and the Technical Committee of Judges.

“Anyone who, by immediate provision of the law, by election or by appointment of a competent body, participates in the exercise of public functions, will be considered a public official”, says the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court.


The club is already accused

As explained in the medium El Confidencial, it is “a type of criminal offense that does not require proof of falsification of specific parties and that provides for heavier penalties than the crime of corruption between individuals that was attributed to it until now”.

The Catalan club is already accused of bribery.

If it is proven that someone from the club has given money and demanded some compensation for an unfair decision, it would already be bribery.

In this case it has already been proven that the club has transferred more than seven million to the accounts of Negreira and his son for a series of unjustified services.