MADRID (AP) – A Spanish judge has indicted Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu and his predecessor, Sandro Rosell, for tax fraud and fraudulent administration in a probe centering on the signing of Neymar.
Investigative magistrate Pablo Ruz accused the club and its management of fabricating a labyrinth of contracts to hide the real cost of signing the Brazil striker in 2013.
The judge says Neymar cost at least $88 million, while Barcelona insists it paid $74 million at the time.
Bartomeu took over when Rosell resigned in January 2014 after being named a suspect in the case and investigated for misappropriating funds to hide the transfer cost.
No trial date has been set.
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