Former FC Barcelona President In Court For Money Laundering

Spain’s National Court has indicted former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell to stand trial over alleged money laundering related to the sale of the Brazilian national football team’s television rights and a sponsorship deal with the Selecao, a court said Friday.

Sandro 54,has been in custody since May 2017- He is accused of embezzling 15 million euros ($17.5 million) in illegal commissions from a TV rights deal for the national team of Brazil, where he had previously lived and worked.

According to the court, Sandro is also suspected of having received some 5million euros illicitly as part of Nike’s sponsorship deal with the Brazilian team.

Rosell’s wife, an Andorran lawyer and three other people would also stand trial.

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