Choose in ‘Supercopa case’ costs Pique over commissions from Saudi Arabia

The choose of Madrid, investigating “doable illegalities” in contracts of the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF), such because the one which transferred the Tremendous Cup to Saudi Arabia, has agreed to indict the previous soccer participant and businessman Gerard Pique in an enormous twist within the case.

The ex-Barcelona star would have agreed an annual fee of $4.3 million for that settlement, so Justice of the Peace Delia Rodrigo issued an order on Thursday, Could 30 wherein she agrees to increase the investigation in entrance of 15 individuals.

Not solely is Pique named but in addition the President of the RFEF, Pedro Rocha in addition to the corporate, Gruconsa, which carried out the works of the Seville stadium of La Cartuja,

A number of of its administrators; the previous authorized adviser of the RFEF Tomas Gonzalez Cueto, the previous director of authorized providers Pedro Manuel Gonzalez Segura and his brother Angel Ignacio, who labored for Gruconsa have additionally been summoned.

The Spanish Tremendous Cup: “Doable illegalities” in RFEF contracts

The case, which can be directed in opposition to the scandalous Luis Rubiales, will examine whether or not crimes of corruption in enterprise or unfair administration had been dedicated round numerous RFEF contracts when he was in cost, with out ruling out doable cash laundering.

A type of contracts is the one which introduced the Spanish Tremendous Cup to Saudi Arabia by advantage of a number of agreements signed in 2019, and prolonged a yr later, between the RFEF and the Saudi firm Sela, wherein a “success bonus” was set in favor of a “third celebration agent”.

Pique, representing the corporate Kosmos, who was not recognized and “is revealed” in one other doc so the choose highlights a clause within the contract by which the RFEF “tried to ensure” the cost of 4 million euros per yr ($4.3m USD) in fee in favour of Kosmos.

It additionally stresses that, on the time of the signing, Pique was nonetheless a participant for Barcelona. The Catalonian crew that participated within the Spanish Tremendous Cup that yr, reaching the semifinal in opposition to Atletico Madrid.

Rocha, in his capability as financial vice-president on the time, would then be chargeable for both direct intervention within the contract with Saudi Arabia, or the fee that he chaired to analyse the extensions.

Company community of senior RFEF officers near Rubiales

The Justice of the Peace outlines the principle traces of investigation of the case in her order, corresponding to the company construction wherein “administration workers of the RFEF”, staff and businessmen near Rubiales participated.

She additionally detects a “doable triangulation of funds” between the Federation, the corporate Dismantec and Gruconsa, relating to which she has noticed some “placing and fascinating” earnings.

In line with the speculation set out within the order, in the course of the presidency of Rubiales, the RFEF would have employed the development firm “allegedly in trade” for it making funds to Dismantec, managed by the previous president’s buddy, Nene.

Between 2020 and 2022, the RFEF has declared funds to Gruconsa for two.6 million euros ($2.8m USD). Virtually all of it was paid in 2021.

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