Judge ac­cepts charges against Ney­mar

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

MADRID >> Ney­mar could be back in court, this time on cor­rup­tion charges.

A Span­ish judge on Mon­day ac­cepted charges against Ney­mar for ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties re­gard­ing his trans­fer to Barcelona, open­ing the way for a trial in­volv­ing the Brazil­ian for­ward and his par­ents.

Barcelona club pres­i­dent Josep Maria Bar­tomeu and for­mer pres­i­dent San­dro Rosell are also set to stand trial af­ter a com­plaint brought by Brazil­ian in­vest­ment group DIS, which was en­ti­tled to 40 per­cent of Ney­mar’s trans­fer from Brazil­ian club San­tos in 2013 but said it re­ceived a smaller com­pen­sa­tion be­cause part of the trans­fer fee was con­cealed.

Fraud charges were ac­cepted against Barcelona, San­tos and a for­mer pres­i­dent of the Brazil­ian club.

With Mon­day’s rul­ing by Na­tional Court judge Jose de la Mata, pros­e­cu­tors will have 10 days to for­mal­ize their re­quest for a trial.

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