Joan Laporta served two terms as President of Barca. The first time was from 2003 to 2010, the peak period of the Catalan team when they won a 6-win.
However, recently, Joan Laporta was accused of bribing referee Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira and his son with an amount of about 6.3 million pounds.
The judge overseeing the case, Mr. Joaquin Aguirre, suggested last month that the allegations of ongoing corruption in the sports sector should be converted to bribery charges.
Specifically, the allegations say that Laporta continuously made payments to Negreira between 2008 and 2010. In addition, Laporta was also accused of falsifying commercial and management documents that were not transparent. .
Judge Aguirre said that the payments Enriquez received “created the refereeing effects that Barca desired, in such a way that there was undoubtedly favoritism towards other teams and consequently created corruption.” systematic corruption throughout Spanish arbitration”.
To date, Laporta has denied any wrongdoing at the Nou Camp in the past and claimed that the payments were made for consulting work.
Ngoa Long | 19:24 October 18, 2023