Barça’s payments to Negreira were not continued
The case negreira‘ has entered its judicial phase after the Court of Instruction number 1 of Barcelona has admitted for processing the complaint filed by the Prosecutor’s Office against the FC Barcelona and the former referee for the payments of 7.3 million euros from the Barça entity to the former vice president of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA). The Prosecutor’s Office maintains that these payments by the Catalan club between 2001 and 2018 could constitute a continuous crime of corruption between individuals, among others. However, the papers Football Leaks to which MD has had access make it clear that there was an interruption in those payments from Barça to negreira.
It was in 2001 when Joan Gaspartthen president of FC Barcelona, began to pay the company DASNIL 95 SL an amount of 135,228 euros for arbitration analysis services for the 2001-2002 campaign. However, in the following season, 2002-2003, which began Gaspart before resigning and being replaced by enric reynathere were no payments to the former arbitrator’s company.
Joan Laporta he won the elections on June 15, 2003 and according to these Football Leaks documents, neither in the 2003-2004 season nor in the 2004-2005 season were there any payments to DASNIL 95. However, in the 2005-06 campaign he did recover those payments for an amount of 152,186 euros to the aforementioned DASNIL 95 and to NILSAD SCP, a company in which the former vice-president of the arbitrators appeared as administrator.
In the following four seasons, being laporta president, Barça continued to pay, already to NILSAD SCP with the following amounts: 2006-07 (221,278 euros; 2007-8 (243,659 euros); 2008-09 (285,398 euros) and 2009-10 (573,398 euros). In the latter season, according to the Football Leaks papers, there was an increase in NILSAD SCP’s emoluments of 288,000 euros.According to sources consulted by MD, it had to do with the fact that the company performed other informational services apart from arbitration reports, including scouting and grassroots football
In 2010, Sandro Rosell he won the elections and became president of FC Barcelona and during the three and a half seasons he was in office, he continued to pay NILSAD SCP at a rate of 576,190 euros for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons; 598,690 euros in 2012-13 and 598,940 euros in 2013-14, in which they were presidents Rosell and Josep Maria BartomeuWhat happened to him after his resignation?
The 2014-15 season, already with bartomeu as president, 546,630 euros were paid to NILSAD SCP, 52,310 less than in the previous year. The amount was reduced again in the 2015-16 season and 521,613 euros were paid to NILSAD SCP and DASNIL 95, which reappeared on the scene.
It continued to be paid, already at DASNIL 95, in the 2016-17 seasons (577,660 euros), in which there was a slight increase, and in 2017-18 (549,525 euros). It was in that year 2018 when bartomeuAt the beginning of the year, he informed the aforementioned company that he no longer wanted to use their services, which provoked the angry reaction of José María Enríquez and his threats by burofax to the then Barça president, who ignored them.
The Prosecutor’s Office maintains that the relationship between Barça and negreira there could be a continued crime of corruption between individuals in the sports field, a continued crime of unfair administration and a continued crime of falsifying a commercial document. In fact, they go so far as to ensure that the Barça entity, through the presidents Rosell and bartomeu“reached and maintained an agreement, strictly confidential, with Jose Maria Enriquez Negreiraso that, in his capacity as vice-president of the CTA and in exchange for money, he could carry out actions tending to favor FC Barcelona in the decision-making of the referees in the matches played by the club”.