Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Ex Barcelona president Sandro Rosell arrested in money laundering probe
Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been arrested in connection with a money laundering investigation. Spain's National Court ordered the probe, and a joint task force, comprised of the civil guard and police, arrested him after the investigation indicated he "collected irregular commissions, obtained through the sale of the image rights of the Brazilian football team."
The money collected was then allegedly laundered through "fictitious companies established in tax havens."
Rosell worked with the Brazilian Football Confederation prior to becoming Barca president in 2010.
The 53-year-old used his company, Ailanto Marketing, to organise friendlies for the Brazilian national side and allegedly charged "irregular" commissions for doing so.