Spain football chief arrested

Dhaka,  Wed,  26 July 2017
Published : 18 Jul 2017, 16:36:54
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Spain football chief arrested

The president of the Spanish Football Federation and his son have been held as part of a corruption investigation, police in Spain say.

Angel María Villar Llona was arrested on suspicion of embezzling funds, El Pais and Efe news agency reported.

Villar, a former Spain international footballer, has been president of the association since 1988.

His son Gorka was among a number of other people also arrested during a number of raids early on Tuesday.

Spain's High Court told Reuters that one of its investigating magistrates and anti-corruption prosecutors were leading the probe.

Spanish media report that the allegations centre on the falsification of documents and skimming profits from international football matches.

There has been no comment yet from Villar, 67, or his lawyers.

-BBC

 
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