‘Flight-risk’ Span­ish supremo in cus­tody

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

A Madrid court on Thurs­day or­dered Span­ish soc­cer fed­er­a­tion pres­i­dent An­gel Maria Vil­lar and his son, Gorka, to be held in cus­tody with­out bail fol­low­ing his ar­rest on cor­rup­tion charges.

High Court judge San­ti­ago Pe­draz or­dered the two men be de­tained be­cause he said there was a sig­nif­i­cant flight risk given their “huge fi­nan­cial means” and they could de­stroy ev­i­dence.

Pe­draz ques­tioned Vil­lar, a se­nior pres­i­dent of soc­cer’s global gov­ern­ing body FIFA, and his son through­out the day.

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