Previous Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was detained on Tuesday in a money laundering operation identified with picture rights in the Brazilian national football group, a police representative told leading news agency. The operation was predominantly completed in the north-eastern district of Catalonia and for the occasion “there are four or five prisoners, including the previous leader of Barca, Sandro Rosell, and his wife,” the police representative said. The examination concentrates on money laundering in organizations connected to the picture privileges of the Brazilian football group,” police included.
Businessman Rosell, 53, was supervisor of sporting goods goliaths Nike in Brazil and managed the agreement for the national group to wear the US brand, before assuming control as president of Barcelona in 2010.
Rosell surrendered as Barcelona president in 2014 in the wake of being charged over asserted tax extortion identifying with the club’s signing of Brazil striker Neymar from Santos. He was later cleared of all accuses in association of the case taking after a concurrence with prosecutors.
Rosell will all things considered be striven for fraud and defilement identifying with a parallel grumbling documented by Brazilian investment organization DIS, which possessed 40 percent of Neymar’s sporting rights at the time of his transfer.
DIS assert it was swindled out of its genuine share since some part of the transfer fee was disguised by Barcelona, Santos and the Neymar family.