Agents of the Civil Guard UCO are searching the residence of Luis Rubiales in the Dominican Republic.

Agents of the Civil Guard’s Central Operative Unit (UCO) searched this Monday the residence in the Dominican Republic where Luis Rubiales is under investigation for alleged corruption during his time as president of the Royal Spanish Federation. of football (RFEF).

As reported by Cadena SER and investigation sources confirmed to Europa Press, the search was carried out this Monday by order of Judge Delia Rodrigo of Majadahonda (Madrid), in which the mobile phone and tablet of Luis Rubiales were seized. .

The former RFEF president denied taking “bites” and maintained that the money he had in his accounts was “the result of his work and savings,” according to an interview with El Objective. program on La Sexta and which will be broadcast in full this Wednesday.

“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, hit a ball in Cape Verde, or has land to build hotels in Saudi Arabia,” said Rubiales.

On March 22, a judge investigating alleged corruption in the RFEF’s management of Luis Rubiales fired its outside legal counsel, Tomas Gonzalez Cueto, as well as Angel Gonzalez Segura, who was linked to a company that carried out work in La. Cartuja Stadium in Seville.

Both were arrested by the Civil Guard as part of an investigation into alleged crimes related to business corruption, unfair administration and money laundering between 2018 and 2023, when Rubiales led the RFEF.

For its part, the defense of the former RFEF president informed the judge that Luis Rubiales plans to return to Spain from the Dominican Republic on April 6 to ensure that he is at the “full and complete disposal” of the court. “It may come back before that date if it is deemed necessary and if necessary to do so.”

A UCO operation into possible corruption at the RFEF is investigating alleged irregularities in contracts to play the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia.

Specifically, the judge is investigating alleged irregular contracts, such as the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia, a deal brokered by Gerard Pique, a former FC Barcelona player and president of Kosmos.

Rubiales led the RFEF from 2018 to 2023, stepping down after footballer Jennifer Hermoso filed a complaint over a non-consensual kiss he gave her on the mouth during the Women’s World Cup celebrations in Spain. won The former manager was also the vice-president of UEFA at that time.

Source: El Diario

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