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FC Barcelona charged with bribery for referee payment results in champions league exclusion

FC Barcelona charged with bribery for referee payment results in champions league exclusion

Barcelona has been charged with bribery for payment made to former vice president of Technical Committee of Referees, Jose Maria Enriquez. This could result in the club been banned from champions league. Barca paid €7.5 million to companies owned by  Enriquez from 2001 to 2018.This takes in Joan Laportas first resign as club leader. But the president still insists on numerous occasions that the payments were made honestly for consultation work.

In late July, the European football governing body revealed Barca were provisionally admitted to take part in Elite club competitions.But made sure it was known that a future decision on admission was still possible. The start of September saw El Mundo revealed that in a report by the court that Referees under the watch of CTAs former President Victoriano Sanchez weren’t always unbiased.

Moreover, the judges believe that the crime of bribery fits case better because Maria Enriquez participated in the exercise of public functions. During the period of time he received payment from Barca of which ceased when he left his position as president. Aguirre

In addition, Aguirre as one of the administrators pointed out that the payments because of the position of Eriquez Maria held in the body in that regulates in Spanish football

 

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