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Former Barcelona boss jailed without bail.

MADRID, May 25 (KUNA) -- The judge of Spain's National Court, Carmen Lamela, requested the imprisonment, without bail, for the former president of Barcelona Sandro Rosell, detained for an alleged money laundering of 15 million euros. After hearing Rosell's testimony before Spain's National Court, Judge Lamela Diaz considered, in a decision made public by the court, that Rosell posed a flight risk, could destroy evidence and posed a risk of reoffending if granted bail, in a decision made public by the court. Rosell, 53yrs, was arrested two days ago on suspicion that he and former head of the Brazilian football federation (CBF), Ricardo Teixeira, who is not part of the investigation, siphoned off 15 million euros ( USD 16.8 million) in illegal commissions from TV rights deals. Rosell, his wife and three other accomplices who were also arrested are accused of mounting a criminal organization that "laundered money from illicit commissions" derived by Teixeira selling the rights to Brazil's matches. One of the other accused Joan Besoli was also denied bail, however both men can appeal the decision. (end) hnd.mb

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Publication:Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
Geographic Code:4EUSP
Date:May 25, 2017
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