Former Barcelona President, Sandro Rosell has admitted he took 500, 000 Euros from the Qatar authorities to help them secure the 2022 World Cup as well as the commissions he received for the sale of rights on audiovisuals to the Brazilian Football Confederation.
He agreed to speak to the Spanish Civil Specialist of the UDEF after been detained according to reports by Global Chronicle.
Rosell in his statement said that ” he as a natural person began to develop the Strategic plan together with the company IMG (American company) two years before the award of the World Cup.
Its functions were to meet with the directors of the projects of the committee and to elaborate a strategic plan of action. For two or three years he collected about 500,000 euros, as he says he is on his income tax return of 2010. ” However, he can not provide the documents” all documentation of these works is in Qatar and the dicent – The Civil Guard – does not keep a copy of anything, “according to the report ‘Global Chronicle’.
DEALINGS WITH THE BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION
On the other hand, Sandro Rosell also declared before the Civil Guard about the millions of dollars that he received as commissions from the Brazilian Football Confederation.
According to “Global Chronicle”, in the statement Sandro Rosell justifies it “for the provision of agency services that included making sure that the party in question – the Brazilian selection – was carried out.The functions were to negotiate the contract between the Company ISE –promotora– and the Brazilian Football Confederation and, later, work and make sure that the party was held. ”
The National High Court has decided to hold the ex-president of FC Barcelona Sandro Rosell in custody for laundering money from the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), as he believes there is a risk of him fleeing the country and destroying evidence.