Luis Rubiales was arrested after landing at Barajas airport

Former president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Luis Rubiales was arrested this Wednesday at Madrid’s Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport after waiting to return to Spain from the Dominican Republic. Upon landing in Madrid, agents of the Civil Guard Central Operational Unit (UCO) boarded him on the plane, and then, escorted by police, Rubiales left Madrid airport in a black car from the Armed Institute, and dozens of cameras. The media crowd the arrivals area of ​​Terminal 1.

Rubiales has been arrested over an investigation affecting his tenure at the helm of the RFEF and investigating irregularities in contracts to play the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia. He was currently testifying before the Civil Guard at the Armed Institute in Barajas.

The former RFEF president’s defense team informed Majadahonda (Madrid) judge Delia Rodrigo that Luis Rubiales planned to return to Spain from the Dominican Republic on April 6, claiming he was at the “full and complete disposal” of the court. and that he could “return before that date if he deemed it necessary and if he so requested.”

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In fact, the return comes after UCO agents this Monday conducted a judge-ordered search of Rubiales’ residence in Punta Cana, where the former president’s own cell phone and tablet were seized from the RFEF.

Rubiales explained in statements to Europa Press that he traveled to the Caribbean country “for work reasons” and that he was trying to “generate resources” for his family. In addition, in a preview of the interview that “El Objective” will broadcast on La Sexta this Wednesday, he denied receiving “bites”, making sure that the money he had in his accounts is the result of his work.

“I’m here today to say that it’s a lie that I drank the apartments here (Dominican Republic). “It is a lie that he has a baseball team (…), that he hit a ball in Cape Verde or that he has land to build hotels in Saudi Arabia,” defended the former RFEF president. Before the interview..

Source: El Diario





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