Anti-corruption investigates the alleged irregularities of Rubiales at the head of the RFEF

The situation of Luis Rubiales at the head of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is complicated.

Anti-corruption investigates the alleged irregularities of Rubiales at the head of the RFEF

The situation of Luis Rubiales at the head of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is complicated. The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office has opened investigation proceedings for alleged irregularities in his management after what was published days ago in the media. Among these irregularities would be included the contract that he negotiated with the culé footballer Gerard Piqué so that the Spanish Super Cup is played in Saudi Arabia, legal sources point out. The opening of these investigations implies that the Public Ministry will begin to investigate to later decide whether to file the matter or prosecute it.

This Wednesday, a Pozuelo judge already indicated that the information released in recent weeks "points to facts of dubious legality." To date, the Higher Sports Council (CSD), which depends on the Government, had shielded itself from acting in that what was known was only journalistic information. However, this fact would force him to take a step forward since Justice is already with it.

The case would start from the complaint filed on April 19 by the president of the National Training Center for Soccer Coaches (CENAFE), Miguel Ángel Galán, following the audios published by 'El Confidencial'. In it, he accused Rubiales and Piqué of charging a commission of 24 million euros for a company from the culé center for their participation in the negotiation that ended with the sale of the Spanish Super Cup to Saudi Arabia. Galán pointed out in his testimony the commission of crimes of bribery, corruption in business and between individuals, unfair administration and administrative prevarication for said contract.

Later, this character would have expanded said complaint by understanding that Rubiales would also have engaged in criminal conduct by enjoying a home in Madrid whose rent would have been borne by the FEF despite the fact that it would be registered in the capital, which would violate internal regulations.

According to published information, in addition, Rubiales would have recorded private conversations with senior officials of the Government of Pedro Sánchez, although he has denied it. As 'El Confidencial' explains, the top leader of the RFEF would have been doing this with "compromising" conversations since 2018. Among those affected would also be the former Secretary of State for Sports, Irene Lozano. Likewise, it is said that she "used the former Real Madrid soccer player Fernando Sanz as his deep throat within LaLiga, the institution directed by Javier Tebas, the main enemy of the president of the Federation."

It is also denounced that Rubiales and Sanz, who holds various positions in club management, collaborated in an operation to place Fernando Morientes at the head of the Association of Spanish Soccer Players (AFE) and "both boasted that in LaLiga they were 'lost from balls' before that movement promoted by the Federation».

"They also agreed (Luis Rubiales and Fernando Sanz) that Tebas had to have been dismissed due to the Dépor-Fuenlabrada scandal and conspired to obtain a document that harmed Rubiales' rival," says the website that uncovered the audio scandal between the president of the FEF and Gerard Piqué.


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