Judge grants bail for Span­ish soc­cer fed­er­a­tion pres­i­dent

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS - —AP

A Span­ish judge granted bail yes­ter­day to the sus­pended pres­i­dent of the Span­ish Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion, who is in jail for sus­pected cor­rup­tion. An­gel Maria Vil­lar was de­nied bail by Na­tional Court judge San­ti­ago Pe­draz on July 20, two days af­ter the 67-yearold Vil­lar, his son and two other soc­cer of­fi­cials were ar­rested dur­ing po­lice raids. But Judge Pe­draz granted bail to Vil­lar, his son Gorka Vil­lar and sus­pended fed­er­a­tion vice pres­i­dent Juan Padron yes­ter­day. The bail for Vil­lar and Padron was set at 300,000 eu­ros ($352,000), and for Gorka Vil­lar at 150,000 eu­ros ($176,000). Judge Pe­draz con­fis­cated their pass­ports and or­dered that the three sus­pects make weekly ap­pear­ances at the court and pro­vide a phone num­ber to reach them at all times. A state­ment by the court said the judge made the de­ci­sion to grant them bail be­cause “the steps that have al­ready been taken ... make it dif­fi­cult for them to in­ter­fere with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

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