The judge releases González Cueto and González Segura, two of those involved in the RFEF corruption plot | Soccer | Sports


The head of the Court of First Instance and Instruction 4 of Majadahonda (Madrid), Delia Rodrigo, released this Friday without precautionary measures Tomás González Cueto and Ángel González Segura, two of those allegedly involved in the alleged irregularities in contracts of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) during Luis Rubiales’ time as president. The judge made the decision after both refused to answer her questions, claiming that the case is secret and they do not know the facts of which they are accused. The judge has announced that she will call them to testify again, once she allows access to the summary to all parties, something that will occur shortly, according to judicial sources.

González Cueto, who was the Federation’s external legal advisor, is accused of the crimes of influence peddling, business corruption and unfair administration; while González Segura, who is linked to the Gruconsa construction company, is accused of business corruption, document falsification and unfair administration. Both were the only ones of the seven detained by the Civil Guard last Wednesday who had not yet been released. The judge has the possibility of also calling the remaining five to testify.

Ángel González Segura (center), this Friday upon leaving Court 4 of Majadahonda (Madrid). Javier Lizon (EFE)

Among those arrested was not Rubiales, who was in the Dominican Republic with former soccer player Francisco Javier Martín Alcaide, alias Baby, a friend of the former director who is also under suspicion. The former president has informed the court through his lawyer that he will return to Spain on April 6. Rubiales also has another pending court case. On March 14, a judge from the National Court proposed judging him for the non-consensual kiss of the player Jennifer Hermoso after the final of the last World Cup, held on August 20 in Sydney (Australia). The Prosecutor’s complaint charged Rubiales with an alleged crime of sexual assault and another of coercion for this reason.

In the case being investigated by the Majadahonda court, dubbed Operation Brody, alleged irregularities are being investigated in contracts signed by the federation since 2018, when Rubiales assumed the presidency of the federation. Some of them are linked to the celebration of the Spanish Super Cup – a competition that pits the two finalists of the Copa del Rey against the two top finishers of the League – in Saudi Arabia. The agents of the armed institute have also focused on an agreement signed by the federation with a consortium of Chinese companies and on works at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, which involve the construction company Gruconsa. In the investigations, headed by the Central Operational Unit (UCO) of the Civil Guard, the European Union Agency for Police Cooperation (Europol) collaborates, which is analyzing the traceability of cryptocurrency accounts that are attributed to members of the alleged plot.

Tomás González Cueto (on the right), this Friday upon leaving the Majadahonda courts.
Tomás González Cueto (on the right), this Friday upon leaving the Majadahonda courts.
Javier Lizon (EFE)

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