Brazil prosecutors accuse Barca president of fraud
Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has been accused in Brazil of
illegally benefiting from an exhibition organized by his marketing
company in 2008.
Prosecutors say the Ailanto sports marketing company he owns was
hired to organize the Brazil vs. Portugal exhibition without a
proper bidding process. They also say a false document was used to
give the company the contract for the match.
Prosecutors say Ailanto received $4 million to organize the
match in Brasilia, the nation’s capital.
Rosell, Barcelona’s president since July 2010, could face up to
eight years in prison in Brazil if he is charged and found
Local media says Rosell’s lawyer in Brazil has dismissed the
accusations and called them ”irresponsible.”