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Sunday 17 November 2019

Judge denies bail for Spanish football federation president and son

Angel Maria Villar was arrested on Tuesday (Michael Probst/AP)
Angel Maria Villar was arrested on Tuesday (Michael Probst/AP)
Spanish football chief Angel Maria led away by police. (AP)

A judge has denied bail for the Spanish football federation president, his son and a federation vice president arrested in an anti-corruption probe.

Judge Santiago Pedraz made the decision to keep Angel Maria Villar, his son Gorka Villar and Juan Padron behind bars while the investigation continues, a spokesman for the National Court told the Associated Press.

Judge Pedraz set bail at 100,000 euros (£89,000) for a fourth suspect, Ramon Hernandez, the secretary of the regional Tenerife football federation.

Judge Pedraz took evidence on Thursday from the four men, who were arrested in police raids on Tuesday.

A state prosecutor accused them of improper management, misappropriation of funds, corruption and falsifying documents.


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