The judge in the Negreira Case appreciates alleged “systemic corruption” in the arbitration establishment
The investigation regarding the Negreira case gains momentum through a new order in which Judge Joaquín Aguirre, in charge of judging the ‘plot’ of payments to the former vice president of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA) by Barcelona, issues a series of resolutions in which, among others, it maintains that said payments caused alleged “systemic corruption” in the arbitration establishment. This is detailed in the car to which El Confidencial has had access.
Likewise, it also states that both Real Madrid, which entered the case as a private accusation, and the rest of the First Division team that faced Barcelona between 2001 and 2018 (investigated period in which the Barça club paid more than 7 million of euros to Negreira) can be considered “harmed by the alleged plot” and “admitted as offended by the crime.”
Negreira was not “impartial”
Barely three days ago, El Mundo also revealed a report from the Civil Guard in which it was resolved that the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA) had an irregular functioning and that its decisions would not always have had impartial sports support.
In the current order, according to Confidencial, the investigator of the case will open separate proceedings to focus exclusively on Barcelona’s payments to Negreira and his son, José María Enríquez. Furthermore, Joaquín Aguirre rejects Negreira’s performance as “simply representative” and urges the Civil Guard to investigate whether a sort of qualification system was established in the CTA through which Negreira could be placed, presumably, at convenience.