The judge of Majadahonda (Madrid) who investigates “possible illegalities” in contracts of the Royal Spanish Football Federationlike the one who moved the Super Cup to Saudi Arabia, has agreed to charge the former soccer player and businessman Gerard Piquéwho would have agreed on an annual commission of 4 million euros for that agreement.

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Magistrate Delia Rodrigo has issued an order in which she agrees to expand the investigation against fifteen people, including the former Barcelona player, but also the president of the RFEF Pedro Rocha –to whom he already announced it in an appearance-; the personal friend of the former federation president Luis Rubiales, the businessman Francisco Javier Martín Alcaide, Nene, or his wife.

Among those investigated that the judge specifies in her new order is the company Gruconsa, which carried out the works on the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, several of its directors; the former legal advisor of the RFEF Tomás González Cueto -who already appeared before the magistrate after being arrested-; the former director of legal services Pedro Manuel González Segura or his brother Ángel Ignacio, who provided services in the aforementioned company.

“Possible illegalities” in RFEF contracts: the Super Cup

In this case, which is also directed against Luis Rubiales, the judge investigates whether crimes of corruption in business or unfair administration were committed regarding various RFEF contracts when he was in charge, without ruling out possible money laundering.

One of those contracts is the one that brought the Super Cup to Saudi Arabia under several agreements signed in 2019 – and extended a year later – between the RFEF and the Saudi company Sela, in which a “success bonus“in favor of a”third party agent” -Piqué, representing the company Kosmos- who was not identified and which “is revealed” in another document.

The judge highlights a clause in the contract by which the RFEF “tried to guarantee” the payment of 4 million euros per year in commission in favor of Kosmos, “even though this company would formally be Sela’s commission agent”, and emphasizes that in the At the time of the signing, Piqué was still a player for Barcelona, ​​a team that participated in the Super Cup.

Pedro Rocha, in his capacity as economic vice president, would then be responsible for either direct intervention in said contract with Saudi Arabia, or the economic commission that he chaired to analyze the extensions, although – says the judge – “apparently“He abstained both from convening this body in the contracting and from demanding the file.

Corporate network of senior RFEF officials close to Rubiales

In her order, the judge details the main lines of investigation of the case, such as the corporate network in which “RFEF management personnel”, employees and businessmen close to Rubiales participated, and detects a “possible triangulation of funds” between the Federation , the company Dismatec and Gruconsa, with respect to which he has observed some “eye-catching and interesting” income.

According to the thesis presented in the order, during Rubiales’ presidency, the RFEF would have hired the aforementioned construction company “presumably in exchange“that it made payments to Dismatec, managed by the former president’s friend, Nene. Between 2020 and 2022, the RFEF has declared payments to Gruconsa for 2.6 million euros, almost all of this in 2021.

Also in focus is the business activity of Martín Alcaide in Spain and the Dominican Republic, through which he “would try to hide the destination of the funds” that Dismatec would have received from Gruconsa, integrating Rubiales into his corporate framework, according to the judge. .

The order also analyzes the role of González Cueto as commissioner of external control of the RFEF, whose office also received transfers from Dismatec – which in turn would have arrived from Gruconsa -, and observes “discretion” in the use of federation funds “for payment to third parties“.

And he suspects that, from the economic commission of the RFEF, in which González Cueto and Pedro Manuel González Segura participated, fictitious offers from companies would have been prepared so that the works would be awarded to Gruconsa and Ángel Ignacio could include unjustified items in the invoices with the goal of that money going to Nene.

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