The office of the Prosecutor of the National court has requested on Wednesday a sentence of two years in prison for the FC Barcelona striker Neymar due to corruption in the business in connection with the contracts formalized with the entity culé for signing between the years 2011 and 2013. The public ministry has presented this morning its indictment in the case derived from a complaint lodged by the entity DIS, former owner of the 40% of the federal rights of the player.
In his statement, the prosecutor Jose Perals demands a penalty of five years in prison for the former FC Barcelona chairman Sandro Rosell for corruption and also for the crime of fraud. It also calls for a fine of 8.4 million euros for the club as a legal person. The public prosecution, who managed to reopen the case after the investigating judge, José Mata what file, ask to close the case against the current president of the club, Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Problems with transfer to FC Barcelona
The cause stems from the complaint filed by the investment fund DIS in June of 2015. This entity, which owned 40% of the federal rights of the striker when he played for Santos of Sao Paulo, reported having suffered economic prejudice by the agreement of 40 million euros that signed the club with him in 2011 to tie up his move before that happened to be a free agent.
In this cause of action is created to solve two crimes. The first is corruption between private individuals and has to do with the payment in 2011 of $ 40 million to secure the services of Neymar before he got free in the market. This contract included a penalty of an additional 40 million in the event that the player does not fichara for the club in 2014, when I was going to be a free agent. In addition, there was a second contract in 2011 for which the club paid 10 million to the company N&N, controlled by the parents of Neymar, in the concept of “loan”, although in reality it was a partial payment for the transfer of the player.