28 Oct, 2022 @ 14:38
1 min read

Prosecutor drops fraud and corruption charges against former Barcelona footballer Neymar in Spain

Prosecutor Drops Fraud And Corruption Charges Against Former Barcelona Footballer Neymar In Spain
Cordon Press image

THE Public Prosecutor has dropped corruption and fraud charges on Friday against football star Neymar and others concerning the Brazilian’s 2013 move from Santos to Barcelona.

In a surprise move during the trial in Barcelona, which started on October 17, the prosecutor announced the ‘withdrawal of the charges against all the accused and for all the allegations’.

Prosecutors had initially sought a two-year jail term and a €10 million fine for Neymar concerning alleged financial irregularities in his transfer to Barcelona.

No reason has been given as to why the case collapsed.

It was alleged that the player and two former Barcelona presidents- Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu- withheld millions of euros from a Brazilian investment company, DIS, who owned 40% of Neymar’s rights when he was at Santos.

DIS said that a large portion of the transfer fee was ‘concealed’ with the fund getting just €6.8 million.

They claimed compensation of €120 million.

Neymar’s parents also faced the same allegations along with former Santos manager, Odilio Rodrigues.


Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

3 bedroom Apartment for sale in Mijas with pool - € 247
Previous Story

3 bedroom Apartment for sale in Mijas with pool – € 247,000

Mossos car
Next Story

Video footage prompts judges to rule that Catalan riot police officer invented assault by protestor

Latest from Barcelona

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press